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Clinton's comments on nuclear weapons appear at odds with criticism

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton, who chastised rival Barack Obama for ruling out the use of nuclear weapons in the war on terror, did just that when asked about Iran a year ago.

The Democratic presidential frontrunner said in an April 2006 interview with Bloomberg Television that she would "certainly take nuclear weapons off the table."

Obama faced heavy criticism from leaders of both parties, including Clinton, after saying it would be "a profound mistake"

to deploy nuclear weapons in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

A Clinton campaign spokesman says the circumstances of her remark last year was different from Obama's, that she was responding to reports the administration was considering nuclear strikes on Iran while refusing diplomacy.

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