Iran and the US meet to discuss Iraq [AFP]
In a rare encounter, the US and Iran are sitting down today to discuss security in Iraq.

It comes as both sides ratchet up the rhetoric against each other.

The long-standing suspicion between them has been intensified by Iran's nuclear programme and other issues.

Inside Story asks is anything can come of this meeting and what does each side have to gain from co-operation?

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