TUNIS, SEPT. 20 -- The Arab League, which is pressing Iran to comply with a United Nations' call for a cease-fire in the Persian Gulf war, today postponed any action against Tehran and scheduled a summit meeting in November to discuss the issue.

Last month, the league threatened to break diplomatic relations with Iran if it did not accept the July 20 U.N. Security Council cease-fire resolution by today.

But Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud Faisal said the Arab states had decided not to act against Iran, which continues to resist the truce call. Prince Saud told reporters that the states had decided to let peace-making efforts at the United Nations take their course.

The resolution, calling for an immediate cease-fire by both sides, threatened international sanctions in the event of noncompliance. Following last week's unsuccessful peace mission to Iran and Iraq by U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, the United States is pressing for the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Iran.

{Iraq said its warplanes raided a ship off Iran's Kharg Island oil terminal in the northern gulf after Iranians in a speedboat attacked a Saudi Arabian tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, The Associated Press reported from Bahrain. The Saudi tanker was only slightly damaged and continued to the Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah with a load of kerosene and diesel oil, said a source close to the ship's owner.}

The Arab League countries generally support fellow member Iraq, which has asserted that it supports the U.N. cease-fire plan. But Libya, Algeria and Syria, a bitter political enemy of Iraq, have opposed action against non-Arab Iran.

Syria, Iran's closest Arab supporter, said it was opposed to the proposed agenda for the summit, scheduled for Amman, Jordan, on Nov. 8. Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Charaa told reporters, "We believe that priority should be given to the Arab-Israeli conflict."

Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are among Arab countries pressing strongly for action against Iran. The Saudi attitude toward Iran hardened following the deaths of more than 400 pilgrims in Mecca on July 31, which it blamed on Iran.