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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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September 15, 1991 | Associated Press
Kidnapers will soon free a Western hostage, probably a Briton, a Shiite Muslim cleric said Saturday. Speculation about which hostage would be freed focused on Jack Mann, a 77-year-old former Royal Air Force pilot missing for two years. The development came a day after U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar--who has led this summer's accelerating hostage diplomacy--finished three days of talks with Iranian leaders.
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December 5, 1990 | United Press International
A U.N. committee voiced its concern Tuesday about human rights violations in Iran and asked the Tehran government to investigate and rectify the situation. The General Assembly's Third Committee approved by consensus a resolution citing "important and useful information concerning a number of allegations about the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran."
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December 5, 1990 | United Press International
A U.N. committee voiced its concern Tuesday about human rights violations in Iran and asked the Tehran government to investigate and rectify the situation. The General Assembly's Third Committee approved by consensus a resolution citing "important and useful information concerning a number of allegations about the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran."
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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 17, 1988 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
As more U.N. observers arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday, the General Assembly's budget committee unanimously approved a $35.7-million appropriation to finance the United Nations' truce-monitoring force through October. According to the official Iraqi News Agency, 73 U.N. observers joined others who arrived last week. About the same number of observers are in Tehran, the Iranian capital. The U.N. forces are part of the U.N. Iran-Iraq Military Observers Group, known as UNIIMOG.
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July 14, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writers
Vice President George Bush, accorded a platform that will emphasize his international experience, will deliver the American response at a U. N. Security Council debate today on the destruction by a U.S. warship of an Iranian jetliner carrying 290 people, the White House announced Wednesday.
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September 20, 1989
The U.N. special envoy for the Persian Gulf, Jan Eliasson, will begin a shuttle mission between Iran and Iraq in late October to try to revive stalled peace talks, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said. Despite a truce in August, 1988, that ended the fighting in the eight-year-long Persian Gulf War, virtually no progress has been made in extending it into a full-fledged peace settlement.
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October 5, 1988 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
Iraqi Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz, in a move that clouds the Iran-Iraq peace talks, Tuesday abruptly left the United Nations after only one face-to-face meeting with his Iranian counterpart. Aziz, who originally was to speak to the General Assembly on Friday, instead gave his speech Tuesday night. He departed for Baghdad immediately after speaking. After a one-hour farewell call on Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Aziz declined to comment on the peace talks, which began Aug.
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