HC Deb 07 December 1983 vol 50 c175W
41. Mr. Madel

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government are considering any new initiatives to attempt to end the war between Iran and Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Luce

We voted for United Nations Security Council resolution 540 which calls upon the belligerents to cease immediately all hostilities in the region of the Gulf. We hope both Iran and Iraq will observe the terms of the resolution, and in particular make use of the Secretary-General's good offices in another attempt to secure a negotiated end to the war.