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In Geneva negotiations, Iran and Iraq agreed to allow the International Red Cross to begin exchanging all 1,526 registered sick and wounded prisoners of war on Nov. 20, but the two Persian Gulf powers were still stalled in their attempt to bring a permanent end to their conflict. The adversaries also agreed that wounded POWs, who have not been accounted for, will be registered and repatriated by Dec. 11. The two sides took about 100,000 prisoners during their eight-year war, which ended Aug. 20 with a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. U.N. mediator Jan Eliasson said that talks remained at an impasse over troop withdrawals.


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