HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c531W
62. Dr. M. S. Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, based on recent contacts with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, there are any new moves that could be made to help resolve the Iran-Iraq war.

Mr. Luce

During my recent visit to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, I discussed the conflict in the Gulf at length, with particular reference to the need to bring it to an early end by diplomatic means. Both of those countries wish, as we do, to see the earliest possible end to this tragic and wasteful conflict. For their part, the British Government will continue to support any realistic initiatives aimed at ending the conflict—for example, through the good offices of the United Nations Secretary-General.

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