Iran walks out of session as Iraq offers cease-fire
New Delhi — Iran walked out of the conference hall Tuesday as the Iraqi delegate took the floor to address the nonaligned conference of foreign ministers meeting and offer Iran a cease-fire. Unruffled by the Iranian protest, Iraqi Foreign Minister Saadoun Hammadi offered Iran a cease-fire in th five- month-old Gulf war and said his country was prepared for a settlement under the nonaligned movement. The Iraqi offer was made amid reports that Iran has been asking for the expulsion of Iraq from the nonaligned movement.
Meanwhile Saudi Arabia and several other Middle Eastern countries have refused to receive an Iranian delegation sent to explain the aims of its Islamic revolution, a clergyman spokesman said. Iran, has dispatched teams of officials to meet government leaders in some 30 countries.