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Nuclear non-proliferation 'under significant pressure'

Iran seems intent on pushing ahead with its nuclear programme, risking sanctions by allowing the possibility of a deal to lapse yesterday.

But since countries like Pakistan and India have nuclear weapons why shouldn't Iran? Our guest editor this morning Shirley Williams advises the Prime Minister on nuclear non-proliferation and it is a subject she wanted to explore.

Former Defence Secretary Des Browne gives his analysis of the threat of nuclear weapons.


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