NEW YORK Aug 30 The dollar briefly extended
losses versus the safe-haven Japanese yen on Friday after
comments made by United States Secretary of State John Kerry
Kerry said the U.S. knows the Syrian government has used
chemical weapons multiple times this year.
A team of U.N. investigators has finished gathering samples
and evidence related to a the suspected chemical weapons attack
that killed hundreds of people in suburbs near Damascus last
week and is packing up to leave, a U.N. spokesman said on
The dollar briefly fell to 98.08 yen, but recouped
losses to last trade at 98.18 yen, down 0.2 percent on the day,
according to Reuters data.