Coll 17/2 'Arabia (Yemen). Relations between Iraq & Yemen. Treaty of Friendship.'

IOR/L/PS/12/2846

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The record is made up of 1 file (133 folios). It was created in 22 Jan 1931-4 Aug 1939. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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Papers regarding relations between Iraq and Yemen, from the Iraqi Mission to Yemen in 1931, the subsequent Treaty of Friendship agreed between the two countries, and the eventual accession of Yemen to the Iraqi-Saudi Treaty of Arab Brotherhood and Alliance. The file includes the following treaties and related documents:

  • English translation of the Treaty of Friendship between the Kingdoms of Iraq and Yemen, signed in Sana'a on 11 May 1931, ff 116-117.
  • English translation of a report on the work of the Iraqi Mission to the Yemen, written by General Taha Hashimi (Chief of the Iraq General Staff), ff 98-112.
  • Booklet providing texts of the Treaty of Friendship between the Kingdoms of Iraq and Yemen, and of the Ratifications exchanged at Baghdad on 26 April 1932, printed by the Iraqi Government Press in English and Arabic, ff 78-81.
  • English translation of an article appearing in Umm al-Qura No. 679, 7 Shawwal 1356 [10 December 1937], on the 'Ratification of the Saudi-Iraqi-Yemeni Treaty of Arab Alliance', ff 17-18.
  • English translation of the 'Arbitration Covenant between the Saudi Arab Kingdom and the Kingdom of Yemen', ff 13-15.
  • English translation of the 'Instrument of Accession of the Kingdom of the Yemen to the Treaty of Arab Brotherhood and Alliance between Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia', ff 7-12.
  • Note submitted by the British Legation at Jedda, comparing the Yemeni accession agreement to the Saudi-Iraq treaty, ff 34-38.

The file also includes correspondence between the HM Embassy at Baghdad, HM Legation at Jedda, 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, and the Foreign Office, regarding: a proposal to establish an Iraqi Legation to the Yemen; tensions between the King of Yemen and Ibn Sa'ūd; Iraqi concerns over Soviet and Italian influence in Yemen; and the provision of training in Iraq for Yemeni army cadets and trainee teachers.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 2).

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1 file (133 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 133; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-132; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
Archival file

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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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IOR/L/PS/12/2846
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Coll 17/2

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22 Jan 1931-4 Aug 1939 (CE, Gregorian)

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