Issue 325 - 16 Nov 1987
The negative responses from Iran and Iraq to the UN Secretary General's latest proposals for a ceasefire in the Gulf war effectively quashed any hopes that the replies might have opened the road to an eventual peace settlement. Iran dismissed the UN proposals, which would link a ceasefire to the setting up of an independent commission to establish the blame for starting the war, accusing the UN of "cheating" and adopting a partisan attitude in favour of Iraq.

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