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    (received. 26th ) January 1934. IMBORTAOTL , P7 V ' Resident' s telegram of 26th January, wo.77. QATAR OIL. ... to obtain Qatar concession. 4. On tne question of absorption it seems probable tk t His Majesty's Gover ment ... to absorption of Qatar). On these points also definite ruling will hov/ever be given in promised ins tructions. ...

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    INDIA. OFFICE, WHITEHALL, S.W. 1. P.Z.751/34. 1st February 1934. My dear Loch, In response to a request from Powle, I send herewith a copy of the memorandum of a conversation with Hendel of the Foreign Office on the 15th December on future policy in regard to qatar, copies of which were sent ...

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    and telegraph offices in Qatar), snoula not come into operation for the present. We had also given the Sheikh ... the territories of Qatar." (Article 11). in 1921, the Sheikh had represented that he was alarmed lest some of his ... G. W, hand el, Foreign Office, on future policy in regard to Qatar. The Question of future policy ...

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    Nothing of much consequence as earing on general relations with H.M.G. had occurred in Qatar between ... and permission, entered into airect negotiations with the Sheikh for the purpose of securing an oil concession ... with the Group Agreement between that Company and the A.P.O.G. Negotiations were still proceeding, but the sheikh ...

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    Sheikh, who appeared to be actively interested ana it was probably, therefore, of immediate importance to consider what steps we snould take to tighten up our general political relations with Qatar. The most important points were: jurisdiction, and the oringing into force of tne dormant aiticlas of tne Sheikh's ...

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    and the Sheikh. Clearly, however, large Questions oi policy were involved, and it was conceivable that it might be necessary in the long run to bring lorciole pressure to Dear on the Sheikh to secure our desiderata. ...

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    the Sheikh of any concession) would attach to their consent, ihe representatives of the A.P.O.G,. ...

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    discriminated against trie U.S.A. But the position in Qatar was quite peculiar, as already remarked, ... contrary to our general principles in this part of the world, and tne sheikh was, for that matter, ...

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    difficult problem in Qatar than elsewhere. Bahrein was an Island and easily suoject to pressure from ... though the situation there had many points of lesemolance to Qatar, and special safeguards on similar ... But the responsibilities in which we might be involved in the case of Qatar, running as it did back into trie desert, ...

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    company, whether British or American, which might succeed in obtaining a concession in Qatar, that, ... that the political conditions of Qatar were quite special; that while we were prepared to face certain risks ... that we equally intended to hold the Sheikhs to their special treaty obligations to us in the natter ...

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    9. specific understanding, e .g. that the Company would in ^ its dealings with the Sheikh ... be possible to make a strong case for insisting, as regards Qatar, on conditions regard in & m x wis ... between the A.F.O.C. and the Sheikh, since any such delay might well result in a purely American interest ...

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    concession which the Sheikh might grant. K.M.G. did not wish, however, to delay the conclusion ... be in accordance with the Sheikh's treaty obligations towards us. Our eventual consent would then be dependent ... the Company and the Sheikh, such as the question of jurisdiction etc., but would avoid any risk ...

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    11. proceeding on matters which, did not strictly speaking affect the Sheikh and would in any case be of equal application whatever company was seeking to obtain a c on c e s s i on . 12. Meanwhile, if we could give the Company any indication of the nature of the safeguards, etc., which we should have ...

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    In Qatar. ...

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    India Office, P.Z. 154/3-1. Whitehall, S.W.I. 91 h J anu ary 1934, My dear McClaughrj-', Many thanks for your letter of 5th January, No •S .32797/D.O. I. abont air facilities in Q.at'ar. We have sent ... to lavour -at some time in the future the giving of a guarantee against external aggression in Qatar ...

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    amendments that H.M.G. might desire, in the interests of facilitating Mr.Chisholm's negotiations in Qatar ... to consider the general procedure to be adopted in negotiating with the Company ana the Sheikh; secondly, ... and the maintenance of a British Chief 1 Local Representative of the pompany in Qatar. The India Office wiehed c ^° ...

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    conditions in Qatar, which would apply to all Companies applying for concessions whatever their nationality. ... the Company and the Sheikh which should be purely commercial in character, possibly on the general lines ... and the Sheikh, or to the Company and the Sheikh, and to deal essentially with political points, agreement, which ...

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    facilities in Qatar which the. Sheikh had hitherto refused to give save in return for guarantees ... ft 4* pay due deference to the advice of our political representatives and the views of the Sheikh ... that the grant of any oil concession by the Sheikh, whether to the A.P.0..C..,, the I.P.C., or an American ...

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    and of the Sheikh were adequately safeguarded nothing should be done which would tend to hamper the conclusion of an agreement between the Sheikh and the A.P.O.C; in the immediate future. Delay would inevitably increase ... to pursue negotiations immediately with the Sheikh with a view to reaching agreement on commercial points, ...

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    of whatever nationality, which might endeavour to secure a concession in Qatar, We had not yet thought out in detail ... application, it ought considerably to reduce their difficulties in negotiating either with the Sheikh ... with the commercial agreement with the Sheikh on false px^etences: also that if any difficulty were to be experienced/ ...

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    experienced in getting the Sheikh to agree to oar terms it would be important to devise some means ... before they concluded any agreement with the Sheikh, even if such an agreement covered commercial points ... could not conclude any agreement with the Sheikh without the approval of the I.P.O. and that it might ...

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    only. Qatar was not British territory, nor a British Protectorate. It was an independent Arab State ...

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    of Q.atar, where we should be dealing with a State with ill-defined boundaries, a backward and scattered ... The Sheikh was precluded by his treaty engagements from dealings with foreign pov/ers - engagements to which it was regarded as desirable to hold him. If foreign subjects were massacred in Q,atar by a tribal uprising ...

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    be dealing with an Anglo-American combine. Our excuse for restricting exploitation in Qatar to British ... as more important from the Admiralty standpoint if the Qatar concession were to go to a U.S. Company than ...

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    that the A.P.0.C.would object to being required to refine in Q,atar. Mr.Starling suggested that they might be asked to agree to refine in Qatar or in British territory, and this was agreed. After further discussion ...

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    n U 12. concerned) should be sent by the India Office toMr.Hearn in the course of next week, suggesting in the first place the adoption of the procedure which had been discussed as between the Sheikh ... for their ccrnmercial negotiations with the Sheikh, we thought it undesirable to postpone communication of our comment ...

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    gave rise to considerable d definition of the Sheikh ? s The Southern and Western fr somev/hat ... it will in or to omit from Qatar as definition the territory be "iatar as described in the I No. 41 of 24th June, 1933, ...

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    of the Sheikh's dominions in Article 2 (c). The Southern and Western frontier of Qatar is at present somewhat ... necessary either to include in or to omit from Qatar as shown on the map or in the definition the territory ...

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    the Company and the Sheikh shoula be dealt with through the Political /igent. Ihe Company haa suggested ... operating an oil concession in Qatar, local exploitation (and representation) shoula in present conditions ...

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    negotiations with the Sheikh, to. leaving the question of British control out oi the commercial agreements ...

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    Subject. "India Office letter TT q . P . Z 401/34 dated the 18th January 1934 to the Air Ministry. Qatar ...

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    of oil concessions in Qatar to the Anglo Persian Oil Company and in Koweit to the Eoweit Oil Company ... embodied in an agreement "between tlx; Company and the Sheikh concerned, which would not come into force ... respecting Qatar, and of Article 5 in the draft commercial agreement respecting Koweit. dioh a view ...

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    and the Sheikh of Qatar KoFeTt • GOxupanj shall not have the right to use or occupy, and snail not include ... it is in Qatar, but, subject to your views, a clause on the above lines ought sufficiently to safeguard ... made by the Sheikh", in order to safeguard the position under the aircraft agreement which we / ...

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    vie are proposing to the Sheikh of Kovjeit (see our letier of 11th August P.2.4434/33 and connected correspondence). YOU?*9 sfnoei^Qly, (84.) J. C. WALTON. ...

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    operations under this Agreement, and such land shall at all times be less th£& the whole area of Qatar ...

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    as possible, British subjects or subjects of the Sheikh concerned. 2. Sir SaFiuel Hoare attaches the highest ...

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    on of the undertaking shall at all times be British subjects or subjects of the Sheikh of Bahrein, This clause does ...

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    by the Sheikhs of Qatr and Koweit should bo embodied in agreements to be concluded between His Majesty's ... or subjects of the Sheikh. This, it is suggested, should be the absolute minimum but every effort would bo ... the Companies and the Sheikhs concerned cannot be brought into force - and ought, perhaps,, not to be finally/ ...

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    ^o.SOO of the 3rd AupuBt, I have to inform vou that the negotiations between the Sheikh of Qatar ard s. ... to London. In December, however, the Shaikh urgently requested the Comnany to send a representative to Qatar ...

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    in relation to £:>audi Arabia. As the concession is to extend over the whole of Q.atar, it will "be necessary ... a + consideration is beinp /?iven tc the question of the precise frontier between Saudi Arabia srd Qatar. I an, ...

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    Saud would inform the Shaikh of Qatar that he must give Oil Concession to his proteges, the standard ...

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    on the 11 from Re s.No . 7 7dated 26 January ) " to Ci/l No.239 dated 27 January ) subject of Qatar policy, ... approach the Sheikh personally in regard to tne grant ox tne ^cioax oil concession to the Anglo Persian Oil Company (Iraq Petroleum C ompany) (b) that he should in the xirst place formaj-Xj xcmxnd the Sheikh (as ...

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    could not be represented as a shutting of the 11 open door" in Qatar, since, as Colonel Powle points ... in such manner as he thinks best, but in such a way as to leave no doubt in the Sheikh 1 s mind, inform the Sheikh in so many words that His Majesty's Government wish to see the concession granted to the Anglo ...

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    suggestion to the Sheikh that I on Baud is behind the Standard Oil Company or would desire to see the Q,atar ... general terms, at the extremeIj difficult situation which is likely to arise for the Sheikh ... of California would lead to the absorption of the Sheikh' s t err it or,/ by Ibn Baud and the disappearance ...

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    essential is to secure the Sheikh's agreement in principle to the grant of the Qatar oil concession ... on the Sheikh if Eis Majesty's Government were forced to refuse approval to the grant of a concession merely ... articles of the Sheikh 1 s treaty, of which, as the Government ox' India remark, the only one oil real ...

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    The Sheikhdom of Qatar is of particular importance because of its geographical position on the southern littoral of the Persian Gulf. The establishment of a non-British oil company in Qatar, particularly if identical ... and it is essential that in dealing with Qatar nothing should he done which might/ ...

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    treaty relations of H.Ivi.G. with the Sheikh of Qatar, my attempt on his part to "absorb" the Qatar ... It is unnecessary to develop the^local political difficulties likely to arise in the case of Qatar itself should any ... the right one to adopt. The wording ' /c> \y 4 to he used hy Colonel Powle in his discussion with the Sheikh ...

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    of the boundaries of Qatar Is oeing dealt witn in a separate Note. But it appears probable that the Sheikh ... of Qatar suggested above by the Sheikh. While it is common knowledge that Ibn 3aua exercises a strong ... protection" to an oil concessionnaire in the hinterland of Qatar is to some extent connected ...

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    defence of Qatar against // this connection Sir Hugh ^ 7th June 1932 (P. Z.35.20/^ No.C. 150 dated 20th ... as is av the hinterland of Qatar s migratory Bedouin trihes allegiance to ion Saud, t) for practical purposes in of Qatar a rich and ferti there might perhaps he a i from the desert area. Bu is not the case ...

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    be secured from the raiding of/ ... if are prepared to accept responsibility for the defence of Qatar against landward aggx'ession. (Compare ... about the area lying in the hinterland of Qatar suggests that it is populated by migratory Bedouin ...

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