TARIK AZIZ: THE WAR MUST GO ON: 20/07/1988

”The decision was like drinking poison.”

Ayatollah Khomeini

Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini accepted a truce with Iraq. NB. In late 2006, Iranians were stun to learn that the head of the Revolutionary guards, not Khomeini, had in fact made the decision to end the war.

khomeini

 

”This decision is based on many reasons, but since Imam Khomeini is aware of many political and military secrets, he cannot give more explanations at the moment,” Rafsanjani said.

Canada and Iran have agreed to resume full diplomatic relations. Canada closed its embassy in Teheran in 1980, after the Canadian Ambassador and his staff helped smuggle six Americans out of Iran. At that time when the, United States Embassy was being occupied by Iranian militants.

But he peace process remains uncertain. Today, Iraq said that ”deceptive” language used by Teheran left it no choice. ”The logical position is that the war is still going on,” said Tariq Aziz, Iraq Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.

Iraqi jets attacked industrial plants at Bandar Khomeini and at Ahwaz, at the northern end of the gulf. The Iraqi targets in Iran included an unfinished nuclear plant without nuclear fuel at Busher. The plant has been the target of a half-dozen Iraqi strikes in the last four years.

Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee

The Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, has nominated Michael Dukakis for U.S. President and Lloyd Bentsen for Vice President.

“It’s time to understand that the greatest threat to our national security in this hemisphere is not the Sandinistas, it’s the avalanche of drugs that is pouring into this country and poisoning our children,” Dukakis said in his acceptance speech.

Oliver North Trial delayed

Today, a lawyer for Oliver North said that he would seek a delay in North’s trial in the Iran-contra case.

NOTES AND REFERENCES

U.S. SAYS TEHERAN WILL HONOR TRUCE

Iraq, Assailing Iran’s Truce Terms, Says It Must Press War in the Gulf

U.N. Council Asks End To Hostilities in the Gulf

Canada and Iran to Restore Full Relations after 8 Years

THE DEMOCRATS IN ATLANTA

North Seeks Trial Delay

 

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