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Talk of Iran war 'damaging'


Another round of talks is being held today in Baghdad between Iran and the members of the UN Security Council about the Islamic state's nuclear programme. Israel will not be at the table.

Mohammed Marandi, a professor at Tehran University and sympathetic to the Iranian government's position, told the programme that "if we allow you to inspect some place then we must get something in return" including reduced sanctions.

And Dan Merridor, Israel's minister of intelligence and atomic energy, said that although there are serious concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions, "the talk of war is superfluous and damaging".

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