IRAN ACCEPTS UN RESOLUTION 598: 19/07/1988

“Iran should now attract those countries who could become friends instead of alienating them, as it had done in the past.”

Iranian military chief Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Security Council Resolution 598, which Iran said today it had accepted, was adopted on July 20, 1987, as part of diplomatic efforts to end the war between Iran and Iraq. The text of the resolution is attached below.

epa03610273 Iran's former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani attends the annual meeting of the Experts Assembly in Tehran, Iran, 05 March 2013. The assembly is the highest clergy body in the country which is even authorized to supervise the activities of the country's supreme leadership.  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

epa03610273 Iran’s former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani attends the annual meeting of the Experts Assembly in Tehran, Iran, 05 March 2013. The assembly is the highest clergy body in the country which is even authorized to supervise the activities of the country’s supreme leadership. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Rafsanjani said the shooting down of the Airbus had prompted a major review of Iran’s war policy.

Letter to the UN

“As you are well aware, the fire of the war which was started by the Iraqi regime on 22 September 1980 through an aggression against the territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Iran has now gained unprecedented dimensions, bringing other countries into the war and even engulfing innocent civilians.

The killing of 290 innocent human beings, caused by the shooting down of an Airbus aircraft of the Islamic Republic of Iran by one of American warships in the Persian Gulf is a clear manifestation of this contention.”

NOTES AND REFERENCES

Basis for an End to Persian Gulf Fighting: Security Council Resolution 598

U.S. Welcomes Move by Teheran and Hints Gulf Fleet Could Be Cut

Text of Iranian Letter to U.N.

 

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