A building bearing an anti-US slogan is seen in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 8, 2018. US President Donald Trump is due to make his decision on whether to rip up the 2015 nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Iran. / AFP / ATTA KENARE
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The dollar advanced Tuesday to its highest level of 2018 against a basket of currencies on safe-haven buying, as investors worried about the fate of the Iran nuclear deal and political turmoil in Italy.At 10:38 a.m. (1438 GMT), an index that tracks the greenback versus the euro, yen, sterling and six other currencies hit 93.280, its highest since December.It was down about 0.6 percent to $1.1852 and 129.49 yen, Reuters data showed.Among commodity-linked currencies, the Australian dollar fell 1 percent to $0.7441 after touching an 11-month low.
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