TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered his condolences over the death of former United Nations secretary-general Javier Pérez de Cuéllar.
News ID: 80422
Publish Date: 06March 2020 - 19:56
“Saddened to hear of the passing of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, UN Secretary General from 1982 to 91,” Zarif said on his Twitter account on Thursday.
“As a young diplomat, I came to appreciate his skill—he oversaw the end to many conflicts, including a cease fire in the war Saddam imposed on Iran,” he wrote, adding, “My condolences to his family.”
Pérez de Cuéllar, the two-term UN secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement to help re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland, died on Wednesday at the age of 100.