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August 20, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The formal cease-fire in the bloody, costly eight-year war between Iraq and Iran went into effect at 7 a.m. local time today (8 p.m. PDT Friday), and U.N. officials were optimistic that it would hold at least temporarily. U.N. truce observers were in place on both sides of the 740-mile border between Iraq and Iran to monitor any violations. And because both sides in the long conflict have observed a virtual truce since the cease-fire agreement was announced Aug.
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August 20, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The formal cease-fire in the bloody, costly eight-year war between Iraq and Iran went into effect at 7 a.m. local time today (8 p.m. PDT Friday), and U.N. officials were optimistic that it would hold at least temporarily. U.N. truce observers were in place on both sides of the 740-mile border between Iraq and Iran to monitor any violations. And because both sides in the long conflict have observed a virtual truce since the cease-fire agreement was announced Aug.
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August 27, 1990 | Reuters
Iraqi forces still occupy pockets of Iranian territory, the commander of the U.N. soldiers monitoring the Iran-Iraq cease-fire was reported as saying Sunday. Tehran Radio quoted Gen. Slavko Jovic, a Yugoslav who commands the U.N. Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group, as telling Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati in Tehran that he would fly to Baghdad to ask the Iraqis to complete the pullout promised by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
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August 12, 1988
A five-member U.N. truce monitoring team headed by a Canadian colonel began work in Tehran, holding talks with Iranian officials on ways to implement the cease-fire between Iran and Iraq, due to go into effect in eight days. Iran said Iraq could not be trusted to observe the truce and renewed demands that Baghdad be named the aggressor in the eight-year-old war. Iraq, in turn, accused Iran of shelling its forces on several sectors of the war front despite the truce agreement.
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August 11, 1988 | Times Wire Services
U.N. cease-fire monitors arrived in Tehran and Baghdad on Wednesday as Iran warned of difficulties ahead in negotiations with Iraq on a lasting peace. Five members of the U.N. Iran-Iraq Military Observers Group (UNIIMOG) in each capital will lay the groundwork for a 350-strong unit to police a cease-fire in the Persian Gulf War due to start Aug. 20 along the 740-mile border. "They are going to be very difficult talks in Geneva," the head of Iran's mission to the U.N.
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August 24, 1988 | From Reuters
Iraqi and Iranian forces faced off across the central sector of their war front and traded charges of truce violations Tuesday, but a U.N.-mediated cease-fire appeared to be holding on its fourth day. Iraq said its troops have taken "required measures" to end a cease-fire violation by Iranian forces who had advanced toward Iraqi positions on the central front. An Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman said the measures, which he did not specify, were taken after U.N.
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August 21, 1988 | United Press International
Blue-bereted U.N. truce observers began patrolling the rugged border between Iran and Iraq Friday, hours before the start of a cease-fire in one of the bloodiest wars of the 20th Century. Iraqi officers acted as guides for the first contingent of unarmed observers who fanned out along the 700-mile frontier that stretches over desert, marshes and mountains, Swedish army Capt. Johan Persen said. "We are setting up a front-line base in the operational zone," Persen said from the main U.N.
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