Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Iran-Iraq Cease-Fire Ends 8-Year War

A team of 350 United Nations observers is on the ground monitoring the entire common border. ''The cease-fire is holding,'' Col. William Phillips, the Irish operations chief of the Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group said."We will abide by the cease-fire completely, and there will be no shooting," the Iranian President, Hojatolislam Ali Khamenei, told Iranian soldiers. "There should be no violations on the front, and God forbid not one unauthorized bullet should be fired," Hojatolislam Hashemi Rafsanjani, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, said.Iraq resumed oil exports through the Persian Gulf and reopened the international airport at its southern port of Basra. Read full story

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