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Arab states to ask UN to help in ending Iran-Iraq war . . .Flag 1, Iran; Flag 2, Iraq;

Arab foreign ministers seeking ways to end the Iran-Iraq war will focus future efforts on the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Arab League Secretary-General Chedli Klibi said Sunday night. It was expected they would lobby delegates at the General Assembly session opening next month to gain their support.

Mr. Klibi told a press conference that the seven Arab ministers, from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, North Yemen, and Iraq, will also try to get Syria and Libya, the main Arab states backing Iran in the four-year war, to change their anti-Iraqi stance.

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