Issue 143 - 02 Apr 1985
Prince Saud al Faisal and Shaikh Sabah al Ahmad, Saudi and Kuwaiti Foreign Ministers, held talks last week with Algerian President Chadli bin Jedid and senior Algerian officials in a bid to activate mediation efforts in the Iran-Iraq war. The two Foreign Ministers had been assigned by the GCC meeting in Riyadh last month to tour Arab capitals to explore ways to end the Gulf conflict. Saudi Arabia, joined by Kuwait, had appealed to Iran to heed peace calls and the GCC, after the Ministerial Council meeting expressed its "concern over the dangerous implications of the recent fighting and its impact on the region's security".

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