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Azerbaijan-Iran tensions increasing


Nearly a quarter of Iran's population is ethnically Azeri and many of them claim their rights are being trampled on by Tehran, increasing tension between Iran and Azerbaijan.

Their language and literature are banned in Iranian schools and they claim the authorities are worried about unrest among ethnic Azeris and about the government's relationship with Israel.

Tom Esslemont reports from the Azerbaijan-Iran border.


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