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Confrontation in the Persian Gulf : U.N. Secretary Cuts Trip Short

April 19, 1988|From Reuters

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar has decided to cut short a visit to Europe because of the tense international situation.

The U.N. chief, who has been on official visits to Malta and Switzerland, dropped plans to attend a U.N. meeting this week in Geneva after he was informed officially by the United States about the U.S. attack on Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf, a U.N. spokeswoman said.

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