Coll 17/15(2) 'Relations with Persia: Persia-Iraq frontier; Persia's claim in the Shatt-el-Arab' [120r] (250/1010)
The record is made up of 1 volume (502 folios). It was created in 21 Feb 1935-15 Jan 1936. It was written in English and French. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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this subject, please quote
No. S 5924/32/54.
not to any person by name
“The Under-Secretary of State,
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14th Ootoher 1935,
I eon directed "by Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare
to reguest you to inform the Marguess of Zetland that
the direct discussions "between the Persian and Xragi
Governments concerning the frontier guestion which were
begun when Nuri Pasha visited Tehran in August were
continued during recent meetings of the Council anu
Assembly of the League of Nations at Geneva.
2. The discussions centred round a draft treaty
of friendship, one article of ¥/hich was intended to
redefine and finally establish, with the help of appendices,
the line of the frontier both on land and in the Shatt-cl-Arao.
A copy of the draft as it stood at the time when the
Xragi and Persian Ministers for Foreign Affairs left
Geneva at the end of Sepcember is enclosed herein.
This draft was not signed or even initialled, but it will
be seen that the words "agreed" or "not agreed" appear
against each article. These are confidential notes made
by Mr. C.J. Edmonds, and may be taken as inaieating the
degree of progress made as a result of the discussions, m
this connexion it should be noted that the word "agreed"
against Article 4, i.e. the article dealing with the
frontier, is of little significance since no agreement
Jnder-Secretary of State,
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This volume is a continuation of Collection 17/5, and contains papers regarding negotiations between Persia [Iran] and Iraq at the League of Nations in 1935, mediated by Italian delegate Baron Pompeo Aloisi. The papers primarily consist of communications regarding the negotiations submitted to the Foreign Office by HM Ambassadors at Rome, Teheran and Baghdad, as well as comments by the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Political Department, the Admiralty, and representatives of the Governments of Persia, Iraq, and Italy.
The negotiations concerned the frontier line along the Shatt el-Arab, the possibility of granting a Persian anchorage at Abadan [Ābādān], the rights of Persian and British warships to traverse and refuel on the river, and the proposed establishment of a Conservancy Board. Following negotiations in Geneva, Rome and Tehran, the Persian and Iraqi Governments had practically agreed on three instruments: a pact of non-aggression, to be signed by Iraq, Persia and Turkey; a treaty for the peaceful settlement of international disputes between Persia and Iraq; and a treaty of friendship, which would settle the frontier question and establish the Conservancy Board.
In addition to the correspondence, the volume contains: documents circulated by the Council of the League of Nations; Reports on the Sessions of the Council submitted to the Foreign Office by C J Edmonds, Second Adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs; multiple drafts of the treaty of friendship and non-aggression treaties; and copies of notes exchanged by the Iraqi and Persian Ministers at the League of Nations. A number of these documents are written in French.
The volume includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the volume by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 1).
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- 1 volume (502 folios)
The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 498; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-498; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
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