Nuri al-Maliki meets with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and
Parviz Davoudi, left, Iran's first vice-president [AFP]
Upon arrival in Tehran, Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister, told Iranian officials that a security deal between the US and Iraq will not threaten Iran.

Iran has made no secret of its opposition to the current negotiations going on between Iraq and the US, which are aimed at regulating the presence of US forces in the country after their UN mandate expires at the end of 2008.

Inside Story asks if such a treaty can take effect while maintaining Iraqi sovereignty and not posing a threat to Iran.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Sunday, June 08, 2008 at 17:30 GMT

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