Iran baghdad talks
Talks in Baghdad between representatives of the US, Russia, France, Britain, Germany, China and Iran are aimed at defusing tensions in the region, with Iran seeking a reprieve from crippling sanctions imposed on its energy and banking sectors

As the nuclear talks between the P5+1 nations and Iran take place in Baghdad, Israel is sending stern warning signals to the country.

A military strike against the nuclear facilities in Iran is not being ruled out, despite Tehran reaching an agreement on an investigation by the United Nations nuclear watchdog, Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak said.

Ahead of the talks, Tehran agreed to allow UN inspectors into a military complex where the nuclear tests are believed to be conducted.

According to Barak, this could be a ploy by Iran to buy time, Russia Today reported. "A nuclear Iran is intolerable and no options should be taken off the table," he said.

Meanwhile, the talks have gotten under way in Baghdad between Iran and other nuclear nations - the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China and Germany. The discussion has now been extended another day, since the discussion so far has been inconclusive.

"Dragging things out, in our eyes, is problematic, so conversations between the West and Iran must occur more frequently. North Korea also negotiated with the West but, in the end, tested nuclear weapons. It would be preferable to resolve this diplomatically and through the use of pressure rather than to use military force," Barak added.

Israel continues to insist that it has the right to mount a strike on Iran without anyone's consent if it perceives the country's nuclear threats as real.

Washington has also warned Iran of a military strike if it does not mend its ways.