From the Persian Gulf amendment of Sens. Byrd and Moynihan, to be voted on in the Senate today: It is the sense of the Congress that --

(1) the United States should seek a settlement of the Iran-Iraq war through all diplomatic means;

(2) the United States should pursue, through the United Nations Security Council and other international diplomatic channels, efforts --

(A) to effect mandatory sanctions including an arms embargo against any combatant state which fails to cooperate in the establishment of a negotiated cease-fire; and

(B) to promote a cessation by Iran and Iraq on attacks against shipping in the Persian Gulf;

(3) the United States should deploy such naval forces in, or proximate to, the Persian Gulf as may be necessary to protect the right of free transit through the Strait of Hormuz, and should work closely with the Persian Gulf states to reestablish stability, security, and peace in the region;

(4) . . . the President should take such steps as he deems necessary to achieve the cooperation of interested parties, particularly naval powers among the major importers of Persian Gulf oil and the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council;

(5) The President should seek the convening of a conference of the exporters and importers of Persian Gulf oil. . . .

(6) the proposed reflagging of Kuwaiti tankers should be placed in abeyance pending the outcome of the initiatives and other measures described in this section; and

(7) the United States should preserve its military flexibility in the Persian Gulf, and should not commit itself rigidly and exclusively to any narrow protection regime . . . to ensure free transit of oil.