Iran-Iraq (Hostilities)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th May 1983.

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Photo of Hon. Douglas Hurd Hon. Douglas Hurd , Oxon Mid 12:00 am, 11th May 1983

We deeply regret the continuation of the war between Iran and Iraq, and the further loss of life. As I told the hon. Member on 9 March, we do not at present see any direct role for ourselves or the European Ten to play. However, we certainly remain ready to support any effort that has a realistic hope of bringing an early and negotiated end to the conflict.