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November 2, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Yuli M. Vorontsov, the Soviet Union's first deputy foreign minister, left Iran for home Sunday, apparently having failed to move either Iran or Iraq toward a peaceful settlement of the Persian Gulf War. Vorontsov received a relatively cool reception in Tehran, where the highest-ranking officials he was allowed to meet were Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Larijani and Under Secretary Mohammed Ali Besharati.
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April 20, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet press Tuesday condemned the U.S. attack on Iran's oil platforms in the Persian Gulf as "banditry" but indicated that Soviet naval ships had come close to firing on Iranian gunboats in the past. One Soviet newspaper also disclosed that Soviet warships in the gulf had recently encountered a huge mine field--presumably laid by the Iranians--apparently before a U.S. Navy frigate struck a mine last week.
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September 25, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze agreed Thursday to delay action on an arms embargo against Iran to give diplomats more time to try to persuade the Tehran regime to comply with a cease-fire demanded by the United Nations in its war with Iraq, a senior Administration official said. After a 90-minute meeting, Shultz and Shevardnadze said that unity among the five permanent members of the 15-nation U.N.
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November 2, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Yuli M. Vorontsov, the Soviet Union's first deputy foreign minister, left Iran for home Sunday, apparently having failed to move either Iran or Iraq toward a peaceful settlement of the Persian Gulf War. Vorontsov received a relatively cool reception in Tehran, where the highest-ranking officials he was allowed to meet were Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Larijani and Under Secretary Mohammed Ali Besharati.
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September 18, 1987 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union on Thursday dashed U.S. hopes for speedy Security Council action to impose sanctions on Iran when a Soviet official urged a continuing dialogue with both sides of the seven-year-old Iran-Iraq War. Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Petrovsky told a press conference that Moscow considers U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar's peace mission to Tehran and Baghdad "very positive," although he declined to specify what progress he saw toward the goal of a cease-fire.
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April 20, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet press Tuesday condemned the U.S. attack on Iran's oil platforms in the Persian Gulf as "banditry" but indicated that Soviet naval ships had come close to firing on Iranian gunboats in the past. One Soviet newspaper also disclosed that Soviet warships in the gulf had recently encountered a huge mine field--presumably laid by the Iranians--apparently before a U.S. Navy frigate struck a mine last week.
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September 25, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze agreed Thursday to delay action on an arms embargo against Iran to give diplomats more time to try to persuade the Tehran regime to comply with a cease-fire demanded by the United Nations in its war with Iraq, a senior Administration official said. After a 90-minute meeting, Shultz and Shevardnadze said that unity among the five permanent members of the 15-nation U.N.
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September 18, 1987 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union on Thursday dashed U.S. hopes for speedy Security Council action to impose sanctions on Iran when a Soviet official urged a continuing dialogue with both sides of the seven-year-old Iran-Iraq War. Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Petrovsky told a press conference that Moscow considers U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar's peace mission to Tehran and Baghdad "very positive," although he declined to specify what progress he saw toward the goal of a cease-fire.
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