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FILE- In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media during a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. The “America First” president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal’s a deal. The administration says it is reviewing these accords and could still pull out of them. A day after certifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, Tillerson attacked the accord and listed examples of Iran’s bad behavior. His tone suggested that even if Iran is fulfilling the letter of its nuclear commitments, the deal remains on unsure footing.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson criticized the Iran nuclear deal. "The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck," he said Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson steps off his plane at Pisa Military Airport in Pisa, Italy, on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Tillerson is in Italy to attend a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of 7 industrialized economies. (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson steps off his plane at Pisa Military Airport in Pisa, Italy, on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Tillerson is in Italy to attend a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of 7 industrialized economies. (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)

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In this April 6, 2017, photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, walks with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla. Lambasted for his low-key diplomacy, Tillerson is emerging from the shadows with his leading public role in shaping and explaining the Trump administration's missile strikes in Syria. He now takes on an even higher-profile mission, heading to Moscow this week under the twin clouds of Russia’s alleged U.S. election meddling and its possible support for a Syrian chemical weapons attack. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS in Washington. Lambasted for his low-key diplomacy, Tillerson is emerging from the shadows with his leading public role in shaping and explaining the Trump administration's missile strikes in Syria. He now takes on an even higher-profile mission, heading to Moscow under the twin clouds of Russia’s alleged U.S. election meddling and its possible support for a Syrian chemical weapons attack. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

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In this April 7, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump, joined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Lambasted for his low-key diplomacy, Mr. Tillerson is emerging from the shadows with his leading public role in shaping and explaining the Trump administration's missile strikes in Syria. He now takes on an even higher-profile mission, heading to Moscow this week under the twin clouds of Russia’s alleged U.S. election meddling and its possible support for a Syrian chemical weapons attack. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference at the Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 6, 2017, (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, attends a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and South China Sea territorial disputes. (Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via AP)

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, looks on South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during a press conference in Seoul Friday, March 17, 2017. Tillerson visited the world's most heavily armed border, greeting U.S. soldiers on guard near the tense buffer zone between rivals North and South Korea.(Jung Yeon-Je/Pool Photo via AP)

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, left, walk together to their bilateral meeting at the Foreign Ministry's Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Tillerson is in Tokyo for the first leg of the trip to Asia, which is occurring amid escalating tensions with North Korea.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, right, shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting at the Foreign Ministry's Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Tillerson is in Tokyo for the first leg of the trip to Asia, which is occurring amid escalating tensions with North Korea.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stands with International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano, at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Tillerson is heading to Germany this week on his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat. The trip is occurring amid disarray in the Trump administration’s national security team and European concerns over U.S. priorities and commitments. Tillerson will attend a meeting of about 20 foreign ministers in Bonn on Thursday and Friday. The State Department says he’ll also meet separately with counterparts from Britain, Saudi Arabia and Oman, and participate in talks on Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks with Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani at the start of their meeting at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson will find out this week whether he will serve as the nation's top diplomat. If he is confirmed by the Senate, one of his first priorities will be implementing President Trump's controversial refugee and visa ban. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2107 file photo, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Senate is pressing ahead on Tillerson, with a procedural vote likely to trigger an extended debate over the president’s executive order on immigration and U.S. policy toward Russia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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Rex Tillerson's testimony failed to convince some Democrats that he was fit for the office of secretary of state. "He did not demonstrate the awareness, judgment or independence I expect from our nation's chief diplomat," said Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. (Associated Press)

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In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for secretary of state, Tillerson, have much in common. Both are wealthy, long-time business leaders with broad international interests. But theyve taken far different approaches to preparing for government service. Tillerson has severed his business ties. Trump has not. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

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Rex Tillerson Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times