Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dead at 100: son

Lima, (AFP) Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who led the world body during the Iran-Iraq war and the civil war in El Salvador, died Wednesday in his native Peru, his son said

"My dad died after a complicated week. He died at 8:09 pm tonight (0109 GMT Thursday) and is resting in peace," Francisco Perez de Cuellar told RPP radio. 

Perez De Cuellar, a Peruvian, was the fifth secretary-general of the world organisation, serving from 1982 to 1991.

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