Hillary Rodham Clinton (Photo: Reuters)
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline.
The Democratic presidential front-runner was speaking at a July 4th campaign event in northern New Hampshire. Clinton says she hopes the U.S. and its allies can clinch a deal that would halt Iran's nuclear ambitions.
As President Barack Obama's secretary of state, Clinton helped set the talks in motion. Clinton says the Bush administration's diplomatic response to Iran was "somewhat half-hearted" and emphasized sanctions. She says the Obama administration inherited the challenges of Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Clinton spoke with supporters about her plans to address college debt, her views of the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling and the future makeup of the court.