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In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview to air on "Meet the Press," Sunday, May 2, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with David Gregory about domestic and foreign policy issues facing the White House, including the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi, the debate over immigration, and political and security concerns facing the U.S. from Iran and Afghanistan. In addition, Clinton talks about what she is doing to bolster the U.S. image around the world and her role within the Obama administration.

David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer is the executive producer. Rebecca Samuels and Chris Donovan are the producers.

Below is an excerpt from the interview. If used, please note the mandatory credit: "In an interview airing Sunday, May 2 on NBC News' Meet the Press.'"

DAVID GREGORY:  How will the administration approach this, particularly given the President's interest in offshore drilling? Does that have to stop now?

SEC. OF STATE HILARY CLINTON: Well, David, I think that the President has ordered the Departments that deal with this Homeland Security Interior, Environmental Protection Defense to all immediately, not only do everything possible to mitigate the effects of this spill, but to try to come up with recommendations going forward. First order of business, however, is to try to get this spill under control, which has been, as you know, very difficult, and to prevent further damage to the coastline along Louisiana to the fishing waters, to the wildlife.  I think it does raise questions, which the President has said have to be answered.  He put forth a very comprehensive approach that included the potential of drilling off of our own shore.  That is a national security concern, because we have to do better to lessen our dependence on foreign oil.  But it has to be done safely.  It can't be done at the risk of having to spend billions of dollars cleaning up these spills.  So, it as with so much in these difficult areas, it's gonna require a balancing act.

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