HC Deb 22 November 1984 vol 68 cc234-5W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent initiatives Her Majesty's Government have taken or supported at the United Nations to end the Iran-Iraq war.

Mr. Renton

We wish to see the earliest possible end to the tragic and wasteful conflict in the Gulf. We fully supported UN Security Council resolution No. 552 of 1 June, which called on all states to respect the right of free navigation in the Gulf, and the UN Secretary-General's call on 9 June to refrain from attacks on civilian population centres, which has largely been observed. We will continue to support any measures designed to limit the scope of the conflict.

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