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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a statement about a meeting he had with with Russia's Foreign Minister at the World Conference Center February 16, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. REUTERS/ Brendan Smialowski

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BONN, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday he did not suggest to French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that Washington planned to scrap the Iranian nuclear agreement.

"I didn't leave any such impression," Tillerson told reporters before a meeting with the Argentinian foreign minister, when asked about a report which cited Ayrault as saying the French had the impression that Washington wanted to get rid of the deal.

Ayrault told reporters after his meeting with Tillerson that there was a clear difference in opinion between the two allies on the Iranian nuclear deal, with the United States wanting to review it from scratch.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

Reuters