Resolution 479 (1980) of 28 September 1980
The Security Council,
Having begun consideration of the item entitled "The situation between Iran and Iraq",
Mindful that all Member States have undertaken, under the Charter of the United Nations, the obligation to settle
their international disputes by peaceful means and in such a manner that international peace and security and
justice are not endangered,
Mindful as well that all Member States are obliged to refrain in their international relations from the threat of
or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State,
Recalling that under Article 24 of the Charter the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance
of international peace and security.
Deeply concerned about the developing situation between Iran and Iraq,
1. Calls upon Iran and Iraq to refrain immediately from any further use of force and to settle their dispute by
peaceful means and in conformity with principles of justice and international law;
2. Urges them to accept any appropriate offer of mediation or conciliation or to resort to regional agencies or
arrangements or other peaceful means of their own choice that would facilitate the fulfilment of then obligations
under the Charter of the United Nations:
3. Calls upon all other States to exercise the utmost restraint and to refrain from any act which may lead to a
further escalation and widening of the con flict;
4. Supports the efforts of the Secretary-General and the offer of his good offices for the resolution of this
5. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council within forty-eight hours.
Adopted unanimously at the 2248th meeting.