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Iran-Iraq War / United Nations Cease-Fire #117790

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 07, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Arrival of Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati at United Nations to deliver formal response to yesterday's announcement by Iraq agreeing to possibility of cease-fire prior to face-to-face mtgs. between Iran and Iraq reported; details given, scenes shown. [VELAYATI - states Iran's position.] Iraq's previous demands reported deadlocking mediation efforts. [UN Secretary General Javier PEREZ de Cuellar - says cease-fire date can be set soon.] Monitoring of truce in Iran-Iraq war and United Nations peace plan detailed. [Columbia Univ. Gary SICK - says final peace settlement may be very far away.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Iraq's easing of way towards cease-fire reported [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Ismat KITTANI - explains Iraqi position on UN negotiations; discusses cease-fire and face-to-face talks.]

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick
Duration:
00:03:50

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