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July 26, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
After Iran announced last week that it had accepted a cease-fire in its nearly eight-year-old war with Iraq, an official in Kuwait said the news has been received in his country with "an immense collective sigh of relief." The official's remark reflected opinion not only in that tiny sheikdom but throughout the Arab states, militarily weak but wealthy in oil, that line the western shore of the Persian Gulf.
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February 1, 1991
Astronomer Carl Sagan and 10 other scientists have asked the United Nations to URGE A CEASE-FIRE to allow assessment of environmental damage. In a letter this week, the scientists wrote: "We plea for a pause in hostilities to take place immediately, allowing for a full assessment of what could begin with regional disaster . . . " Washington says Iraq deliberately spilled millions of gallons of oil.
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August 10, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union called Thursday for concerted U.N. action to halt Iraqi aggression in the Persian Gulf and said it is ready to immediately begin consultations to that end with the world organization's military leaders. Although a Kremlin official, as had been expected, flatly ruled out Soviet participation in U.S.
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October 24, 1990 | JIM MANN and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite strong opposition to putting U.S. troops under foreign commanders, the Bush Administration has agreed to a high-level meeting of the military arm of the U.N. Security Council in a step that will broaden the U.N. umbrella for any military action against Iraq, Administration and diplomatic sources said Tuesday.
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October 8, 1990 | From the Times Washington Staff
WAR PLANS: The Bush Administration, growing more and more pessimistic about prospects for a peaceful settlement in the Middle East, has stepped up its efforts to lay the groundwork for using force against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Secretary of State James A. Baker III aggressively buttonholes diplomats to ask how their governments would vote on a possible United Nations resolution authorizing the start of military action if the current economic sanctions don't produce results soon.
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October 8, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The foreign ministers of the European Community agreed Sunday that there could be "no compromise" with Iraq over the U.N. resolutions on the issue of Kuwait. At a meeting in Asolo, Italy, the senior diplomats of the 12 EC nations declared that the pressure must be kept up on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to withdraw his forces from Kuwait, which he invaded Aug. 2.
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September 30, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet combat troops will participate in any military action against Iraq that is authorized by the U.N. Security Council, Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze said Saturday. "We will comply with any decision, with any resolution of the Security Council," Shevardnadze said. "And that would include anything regarding the involvement of Soviet troops under the flag, under the auspices, of the United Nations."
NEWS
February 1, 1991
Astronomer Carl Sagan and 10 other scientists have asked the United Nations to URGE A CEASE-FIRE to allow assessment of environmental damage. In a letter this week, the scientists wrote: "We plea for a pause in hostilities to take place immediately, allowing for a full assessment of what could begin with regional disaster . . . " Washington says Iraq deliberately spilled millions of gallons of oil.
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August 6, 1988 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
Industrialized member nations of the U.N. Security Council, moving to prod Iraq toward a peace agreement with Iran, on Friday urged the dispatch of a second expert team to investigate Iranian charges of renewed chemical weapons use by Baghdad in the eight-year Persian Gulf War. As the second week of peace negotiations ended with no discernible progress, the 15-nation council met in closed session to consider a request by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati for another probe.
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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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October 8, 1990 | From the Times Washington Staff
WAR PLANS: The Bush Administration, growing more and more pessimistic about prospects for a peaceful settlement in the Middle East, has stepped up its efforts to lay the groundwork for using force against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Secretary of State James A. Baker III aggressively buttonholes diplomats to ask how their governments would vote on a possible United Nations resolution authorizing the start of military action if the current economic sanctions don't produce results soon.
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October 8, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The foreign ministers of the European Community agreed Sunday that there could be "no compromise" with Iraq over the U.N. resolutions on the issue of Kuwait. At a meeting in Asolo, Italy, the senior diplomats of the 12 EC nations declared that the pressure must be kept up on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to withdraw his forces from Kuwait, which he invaded Aug. 2.
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September 30, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet combat troops will participate in any military action against Iraq that is authorized by the U.N. Security Council, Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze said Saturday. "We will comply with any decision, with any resolution of the Security Council," Shevardnadze said. "And that would include anything regarding the involvement of Soviet troops under the flag, under the auspices, of the United Nations."
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September 26, 1990 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, in a toughly worded speech, warned Tuesday that a great war could erupt in the Persian Gulf "any day, any moment" and suggested that a U.N. military operation in the region may be possible. Speaking on the second day of the 45th U.N. General Assembly, Shevardnadze noted that the United Nations "has the power to suppress acts of aggression" and hinted that it could be used unless Iraq ends what he called "its illegal occupation of Kuwait."
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September 5, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER and PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The U.S. Navy seized an Iraqi freighter in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday, the first time that the American military has used force to divert cargo bound for Iraq under the U.N. trade embargo. Armed sailors and coast guardsmen from the guided-missile destroyer Goldsborough boarded the Iraqi motor vessel Zanubia early Tuesday morning after determining that the small freighter was bound for the Iraqi port of Basra with a load of tea from Sri Lanka.
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August 10, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union called Thursday for concerted U.N. action to halt Iraqi aggression in the Persian Gulf and said it is ready to immediately begin consultations to that end with the world organization's military leaders. Although a Kremlin official, as had been expected, flatly ruled out Soviet participation in U.S.
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August 3, 1988 | From Reuters
Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said Tuesday that he has learned to be skeptical about what he reads in the newspapers. "I have to be very careful about these public statements or about the versions of statements by the papers," Perez de Cuellar said in answer to a reporter's question about a statement attributed to Iranian President Ali Khamenei. "Sometimes, you know, they don't reflect exactly the thinking of the leaders who address the press."
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August 28, 1988 | From Reuters
An atmosphere of distrust between Iran and Iraq has prevented agreement so far on a step-by-step timetable to put an end to the Persian Gulf War, U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said Saturday. But the foreign ministers of the two countries are scheduled to continue face-to-face talks today, and Perez de Cuellar said he hopes to reach an accord on a timetable in the coming days before leaving Geneva.
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January 30, 1989
Iraq said it has accepted a U.N. proposal to form a joint military commission aimed at strengthening its cease-fire with Iran. President Saddam Hussein told U.N. envoy Jan Eliasson during a meeting in Baghdad that Iraq agreed to the panel "to firmly establish the cease-fire," the official Iraqi News Agency reported. The agency gave no further details, but diplomats called the move a breakthrough in U.N. efforts to revive stalled peace talks.
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October 9, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Iran announced Saturday that it has reached agreement with Iraq to break a deadlock in their continuing efforts to reach a permanent peace agreement in the Persian Gulf War. Returning from talks at the United Nations in New York, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati said that the progress is based on a compromise proposed by U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, who is mediating the negotiations. "The U.N.
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