While relations with Kuwait may be gradually thawing, attempts to effect reconciliation with Iran have struck an obstacle. The proposed visit to Tehran of Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri has been postponed by President Khatami, the local Tehran Times reported on 8 January, and conditions set for its rescheduling. The conditions had apparently been laid down during a previous visit by Sabri, but no progress been made towards their being met. Khatami’s stipulations include: compliance with the terms of the 1975 Algiers Treaty; commitment to UN Resolution 598 and the payment of war reparations; an apology for the war against Iran; and the release of all Iranian prisoners taken during the conflict.