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'File 53/54 V (D 129) Kuwait Blockade' [‎14r] (25/384)

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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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Confidential .
D.0 .HO.960 -S of 1935.
The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
Bughire, the 10th December, 1935,
Kuwait Blockade
Pleaae refer to my Expreee Letter
658-8 of
to-day*s date
As you will see from the Express Letter I hove
proposed that the Shaikh should not be approached until the
full record is received.
3, The four provleions in paragraph 2 of the
Minister 's telegram No«216, aeiiea me 8th December, to the
Foreign Office, seem to me at first sight to be reasonable
and workable. To take them seriatim ; -
(1) there should be little difficulty in arranging this,
-he Shaikh of Kuwait could grant certificates to
Kuwaitis engaged in the Kuwait-Kejd trade and Ibn
3eud could do the same for Saudis so engaged.
(2) In view of the licensing system in (l) any persons
with goods from Kuvait caught over the Saudi
frontier without such certificates would ipso facto
be regarded as smugglers, and treated es euch.
(3) This seems to be quite workable. The manifest coulc
specify the post of entry into Saudi Arabia.
'A] This is a repsonable request, complementary to the
system on land, and is, in fact, whet the Shaikh
has offered * Iraq.
A 7 '/ 2 -,-

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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.

Extent and format
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.

Physical characteristics

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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