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'File 53/54 V (D 129) Kuwait Blockade' [‎9v] (18/384)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (193 folios). It was created in 31 Oct 1935-1 Apr 1937. It was written in English. 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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in regard to his policy in the Italo-Abyssinian dispute air , ^ , nostDone
seeking an understanding with Italy. They accordingly e o S ^nornpnt
consideration of Mr. Calvert's suggestion until a mote P r ^P i • t ^ t i^ e
Moreover, at that time the Saudi Government s latest note on the subject
Koweit blockade had not yet been received. .
5 In the weeks which have since elapsed it has become increasingly ey dent
that the Saudi Government are not likely in present circumstances to come to any
political agreement with the Italian Government. At the same time it has become
even more important that every effort should be made to put relations between
Saudi Arabia and Koweit on a normal basis, and that no argument shou be
neglected which might influence King Abdul Aziz to his present
unfriendly and obstructive attitude in maintaining a rigid blockade ot a
sheikhdom in such close and special relations with His Majesty s Government.
6. I accordingly authorise you in carrying out the instructions contained
in my despatch of the 31st October to speak at your discretion to King Abdul
Aziz, or to his Ministers, on the lines of sub -paragraph (a) in paragraph z oi this
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7. I am sending a copy of this despatch to His Majesty's ( harge d Affaires
at Jedda.
I am, &c.

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This file contains correspondence related to a trading blockade imposed on Kuwait by Abdul Aziz ibn Abdulrahman ibn Faisal Al Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Saud)], the King of Saudi Arabia.

The correspondence is primarily between British officials attempting to mediate between the two parties and the file contains detailed notes regarding negotiations between them at a conference held in Kuwait.

The file also contains translated copies of correspondence between the Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian delegations and translated correspondence between British officials and Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ the ruler of Kuwait.

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1 volume (193 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

An index of topics discussed in the file is contained on folio 1A.

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Condition: A bound correspondence volume.

Foliation: Some of the file's folios have Foreign Office index numbers circled in red crayon or red ink. There is a modern foliation sequence, which should be used for referencing. It is written in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins with the first item of correspondence, on number 1, and ends on the inside of the back cover, on number 201. The following folios are missing from the sequence: f 2, f 4, f 6, f 8, f 10, f 22 and ff 24-29. The file contains the following foliation error: 1, 1A.

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