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    Political Agent, Bahrain, (On behalf of) Political Resident in the Persian Gulf. ... Political Agency, No. C/403 Bahrain, the 20th June 1938 NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE. CERTIFIED that there is no objection to Shaikh T Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani, C.I.E. Ruler of Qatar, importing into Qatar via Bahrain ...

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    f iorsaan Gulf* (/) PULL NAME and POSTAL ADDRESS of CONSIGNEE ABROAD. Xhe Ruler of Qatar, Qatar # Via ...

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    The Kulor of a tor, Qatar, Via bahrui. or Bubal, Borsl&n bull*. The Instructions in paragraph 4 on the back ...

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    C.I.il., Ruler of Qatar, for importing into Qatar of arms and ammunition Import of Arms and armnunition into Qatar , m. wpt. 8 AUCa1938 dil ...

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    *£«•. WR. 2 AUG 1938 ^ c ;t^£iA_omcE The War Office, Whitehall, S.W.l, August, 1938. Supply of* rifles and ammunition to Qatar. Reference your letter to Cawthom, P.Z. 4676/38 dated 6th July, 1938 ... now been issued by the Political Agents in Bahrain to cover the purchase by Qatar of 225,000 rounds ...

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    I # 0160/2102(M.X.S.) X J . 7 j > j\ e War Office, ! 3980 > 1 9 ',3 > 1938 Whitehall, S.W.l, fa 331*1 Dear t pr$> Following on our telephone conversation of the 3rd June, 1938 I enclose a copy of a letter regarding the supply of munitions to Qatar. I presume this is the outcome of the correspondence ...

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    the Government of Qatar to qu ote for the supply of 450 Rifles L.E. Short Mk.IIl, Co standard W•0• Specification* ...

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    SUBJECT. QATAR Purchase of arms by.Sheikh A 2 t. J. Proposal by Political Resident to insist that rifles to be bought by Sheikh should take British .303 ammunition. Secretary of State... / jo 7 Copy of to J ' UUa ...

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    LtrSheikh of Qatar ... effectively be issued since under his treaty with H.M.G. the Sheikh of Qatar can only buy rifles from a source ... of course, primarily responsible for carrying out H.M. Gr. ’s commitments in respect of the defence of Qatar ...

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    Repeated to Political Agent, Bahrein. r Copy to Foreign/Of^ice Air Ministry War gffice h&Lb&r') y Copy to Governmeinr of^India (A.M. ) / copy by air mail to Government of India. Your Express Letter of^Sth y y / / y / February-; No.l77-Sy Arms for Qatar. I approve your proposal./ / J ...

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    with your telegram No # 2390 dated the 19th August 19 36# 2. The Shaikh of Q,atar was addressed last August ... any reference being made to Artidri v 3 of the Qatar Treaty of 1916. Some delay ensued owing ... consideration. In giving the Shaikh of Qatar our / (Signature) tv. • ’•* - \ S. 44. ...

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    the Political Resident (i.e.to give an order to the Sheikh that he is to huy British rifles), but we decided, ... be better to make a further effort to induce the Sheikh to do what we want rather than to issue a peremptory ... in their telegram of 1st August concur but suggest^ stronger measures if the Sheikh continues to be recalcitrant. We ...

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    of Article 3 of Qatar Treaty, As suggested in Kickinbot c.rt's letter dated SSrd.^May* Sheikh's attitude may ... be made persuade Sheikh on lines of communication which you propose., Should he remain recalcitrant, we ... rifles from British source for which there is, according to the Sheikh* no Arab market* ...

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    Article IlT^of the^Qatar' Treaty of 1916 If ys down that the Shaikh of Qatar must obtain his rifles from ... office of the rolltical E. No-C/lOf. ;-.f .1016. the Persian Gulf; Camp, Bahrain. 25th July, 19 Te ui-]\ f \ rJ" r j From - Political Resident, at Bahrain. To - Secretary of. State for India, London. Repeated ...

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    2 . Political Residents express < ^ '' A letter of 1st June, N0.459-S# /frms ^ y ss s' ^ for Qatar. I agree that it is ^ S' ^ r*' desirable that the Sheikh should arm S' S S ' — himself with rifles which will take s'' ... an order to ‘ S' the Sheikh as suggested by you. >■* / f- would-profor that tho 5 Communication ...

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    Draft Paper Department notice, and for this reason they urge s' ' ' the Sheikh in his own interests to / S s S S purchase rifles which will take .303 / / / ammunition of British manufacture^ r L L ' If-^the Shef^rir-rgiipree- this recommendation his attention might— / / / / S' be invftred to Article 3 of the Qatar ...

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    by the Sheikh of Qatar, I am commanded by the Air Council to acquaint you, for the information of the Secretary ...

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    Officer Commanding, Hinaidi. c9S< 3li Subject : Arms for Qatar. Reference paragraph 4 of my Express letter ...

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    4 ' oSf+S' W 2956 6000 7/34 Please see P.Z. 1521/36 regarding the desire of the Sheikh of Qatar to obtain 500 rifles, and War Office letter of the 2 nd April, No.P.Z.2280/36 in which it suggest<3.that the Sheikh ... S.M.L.E. rifles (secondhand) of the same bore. It appears from the papers now submitted that the Sheikh has ...

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    It is clearly important that the Sheikh’s men should he armed with rifles for which, in an emergency, ammunition can he provided at short notice. This is, however, really a matter for the Air Ministry more than fpr this Office and a letter to them is submitted asking whether they agree ...

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    by the Sheikh of Q,atar, I am directed by the Secretary of state for India to forward for the information ... to address the Hf /i Sheikh nn t-bo linpg ip V^-i q express letter. r 1 am to request the favour of a very ...

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    Reference:- S«10804/1/Air•I SECRET Air Headquarters, British Forces in T H i n a i d i* Iraq, l^th December, 19So« ARMS FOR THE SHAIKH OF QATAR . Sir, I have the honour to refer to your express letter No«896-S of 1930 dated & 7 th November in which it is stated that the Shaikh of Qatar is anxious to afrail ...

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    firnmn oMjbt P»W» OMten > klllXTtln# for Qatar. jlinilch Alxtulla bin .nola utlinu^ ‘jataTt Via Bahrain* ...

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    of the 9th ultimo No .P. Z♦ 1^23/ 36_» regarding a proposed sale of rifles to the Sheikh Qatar, and also ... with the latter Company to forwai^d an offer of these Rifles for communication to the Sheikh of Qatar, and in view ...

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    the desired transaction will in all the circumstances prove acceptable to the Government*of India. < I am, ... to be shown to the Sheikh of Qatar as a sample of the S.M.L.E* s offered above. If a sample of the pattern ...

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    that Sheikh arms himself with -303 oalibre, which I understand is essential from Royal Air Force point of view (so that they can in an emergency supply Sheikh with ammunition and effect repairs of his rifles) ...

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    Minute Paper p. z. 1521/36. Department. :i9:J9 The Sheikh of Qatar, under his Treaty, is allowed ... that in order to make sure of the Sheikh buying British rifles, he might be offered cheap ’'reconditioned” ... at the present time, and the Government of India think they would suit the Sheikh well. They would probably cost ...

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    to the £r7 4 Sheikh of Qatar, previous papers on the subject t have already been communicated to the War ... should offer to Sl>o sell A 1914 pattern rifles to the Sheikh. If the A.C. also agree, I am to request ...

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    to Political Resident in the Persian Gulfo Bushire telegram of 66th February, 1936* 168*. Rifles for Qatar* 2«. ... approach to the Sheikh* REGO. POL. DEPT. -2 MAR 1936 INDIA OFFICE — ...

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    No.1660, DATED 29th MAY, 1935. XXX (No.of words: 31 & 30) 1659. Your telegram of 23rd May, B/5, and Government of India’s telegram of 25th May, 1361. Qatar arms. His Majesty's Government concur. ...

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    that political Resident may be authorised to inform Sheikh as now suggested* ...

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    0 I appreciate force of your arguments 0 Sheikh did not, however, refer again to matter of arms before I left Qatar, so we axe not committedo I suggest that when next I see him, if he re-opens question, ...

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    consignment imported by the Sheikh wan in 1927* and it le understood that before that date the Sheikh wae suspected of selling rifles supplied to him in the interior.. If then Sheikh were allowed to imports ...

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    as regards rifles, Sheikh may be informed that H.M.G. in case of emergency will deal sympathetically with any request f: on Sheikh and will not tie him to his quota of 500. (b) they are opposed to granting Sheikh ... May, T.130. Qatar. Following are the views of H.M.G. in light « would/ ...

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    v/ould be necessary to encb) le Sheikh to secure his interests and that they are unable to give him any undertaking of the nature he describes. If and when such a situation arises they will be prepared to consider any representations from him on the subject. ...

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    to the Government of India, copy by mail Political Agent, Bahreinc Prolectiorio Sheikh of Katr has asked whether ...

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    undertake that I will not have relations nor correspond with, nor receive the agent of, any other Power ... to the British Government have devolved on me his successor in Qatar; I. I, Sheikh Abdullah-bin-Jasim-bin-Thani, ... 23, 1918, between His Majesty’s Government and Sheikh Abdullah-bin-Jasim-bin-Thani of al-Katar. Wlier ...

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    in Qatar for trade and to protect their lives and property. VIII. I also undertake to receive, should ... offices, should I or my subjects be assailed by land within the territories of Qatar. It is, however, ... Department. APPENDIX A. Translation of Letter addressed by Political Resident, Persian Gulf, to Sheikh ...

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    will in future be liable to seizure and confiscation. That it may not be hidden. (Signature and seal of ... APPENDIX B. Proclamation by Sheikh Abdullah regarding the Arms Traffic. Be it known to all who may see ... of Qatar, have decided to do all in my power to assist the British Government in putting a stop ...