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File 200/1928 Pt 8 'Anglo-Persian Negotiations' [‎288r] (582/1096)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (543 folios). It was created in 30 May 1932-23 Oct 1933. 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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of Henjam from the Naval point of view, and of
Bahrein if Henjam should have to be evacuated. The
vital importance of Bahrein in connection with the
development of the Air route to India was also
A new point which was raised in the discussion
was that some use might be made in the discussions at
Tehran of the probably eventual construction of the
Haifa-Baghdad Railway. Owing to the construction
of the pipeline and the financial advantages that
Irac[ was likely to obtain from tne development 01 her
oil supplies, the construction of this railway was
gradually comin; into the range of possibilities.
The possible extension of that railway into Persia,
to link up with the Trans-Persian railway scheme,
must obviously be of great importance to Persia, and
was renorted to be a metter in wnicn tne Siidi was
personally interested.
The Cabinet agreed -
(a) That we should adopt a firm line ox
policy towards Persia, and should not
evacuate Henjam or surrender our
position in any way fi^h seeming
acquiescence. We should not regard
the possibility of Persia raising
the question or Bahrein at t the Council
of the League as a factor m tne
determination of our policy. ii
such action on their part snould
become probable, the Secretary of
State sfiould consult one Cabinet,
(b) That whila in the last resort, io
would nol be possible to remne t
evacuate Henjam Island, which w^s
Persian territory, never oheles.t
Secretary of State for Foreigii Aff-im
should take up a firm attioune i *
response to the Persian ^mauo.
He should make it clear to the Per.icJi
Government thet as, m cons-.q "

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This volume contains correspondence regarding wide-ranging negotiations that took place between the Persian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the British Legation in Tehran, the aim of which was the agreement of a bilateral treaty between the British and Persian [Iranian] governments in order to resolve a number of outstanding issues including the status of Henjam [Hengam] Island and Bahrain.

The majority of the correspondence in the volume is internal correspondence between British officials, but it also contains a limited amount of correspondence in French that was exchanged between British and Persian Government officials.

In addition to this correspondence, the volume contains the following documents:

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (543 folios)

The subject 200 (Anglo-Persian Treaty Negotiations) consists of eight volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/1250-1257. The volumes are divided into ten parts, with parts 1 and 2 comprising one volume, parts 3, 4 and 5 comprising one volume each, parts 6 and 7 comprising the fifth volume, and parts 8, 9 and 10 comprising one volume each.

The papers are arranged in approximate 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 inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 545; 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.

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English and French in Latin script
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