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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎132v] (51/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. 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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of the demarcation of the frontier between Iraq and Kuwait. In July 1948 His
Excellency Sayid Jalal Baban, who was then Acting Prime Minister oi Iraq,
informed Sir Henry Mack, then His Britannic Majesty s Ambassador, that the
Iraq Government were about to reopen this whole question with His Britannic
Majesty's Government. No written communication has been received by His
Britannic Majesty's Embassy on this subject and the Embassy has accordingly been
instructed to inform the Iraq Government of His Britannic Majesty s Governments
views on the exact line of the frontier and to make certain proposals about the
demarcation of the frontier.
In his letter No. 2944 of the 21st July, 1932, to the United Kingdom High
Commissioner in Iraq the then Prime Minister of Iraq defined the frontier between
Iraq and Kuwait as follows: —
" From the intersection of the Wadi el Audja with the Batin and thence
northwards along the Batin to a point just south of the latitude of Safwan;
thence eastwards passing south of Safwan Wells, Jebel Sanam and Umm Qasr
leaving them to Iraq and so on to the junction of the Khor Zubair with
the Khor Abdullah. The islands of Warbah, Bubuyan, Maskan (or Mashjan),
Failakah, Auhah, Kubbar, Qaru and Um-el-Maradim appertain to Kuwait."
His Britannic Majesty's Government interpret this definition of the frontier as
follows: —
{a) " Along the Batin " means that the line of the frontier shall follow the
thalweg, i.e., the line of the deepest depression.
{b) The " point just south of the latitude of Safwan " means the point on the
thalweg of the Batin due west of the point 1,000 metres due south
of the customs post at Safwan, i.e., the building which on the
25th June, 1940, was used as the customs post at Safwan.
(c) From the Batin to the neighbourhood of Safwan the frontier shall be the
line along the parallel of latitude between the two points described in
sub-paragraph {b) above.
{d) The " junction of the Khor Zubair with the Khor Abdullah " means the
junction of the thalweg of the Khor Zubair with the thalweg of the
north-westerly arm of the Khor Abdullah known as the Khor Stetana.
(e) From the point 1,000 metres south of the customs post at Safwan the
frontier shall follow the shortest line between that point and the
point defined in sub-paragraph (d) above (the " junction of the Khor
Zubair with the Khor Abdullah '), but only as far as the spring tide
low-water mark on the right bank of the Khor Zubair.
if) From the point of the spring tide low-water mark on the right bank of
the Khor Zubair mentioned in the preceding sub-paragraph to the
point on that same low-water mark nearest to the" point defined in
sub-paragraph (d) above (the " junction of the Khor Zubair with the
Khor Abdullah ") the frontier shall follow the low-water mark,
(g) From the point on the low-water mark on the right bank of the Khor
Zubair nearesi to the point defined in sub-paragraph (d) above (the
junction of the Khor Zubair with the Khor Abdullah ") to that point
itself the frontier shall be the shortest line which can be drawn.
ih) From the point defined in sub-paragraph id) above (the " junction of the
Khor Zubmr wtb tbe Khor Abdullah"') to the open sea the frontier
»ui (P [T' ' thalweg of the north-westerly arm of the Khor
Abdiillah knowri as the tChor Shetana and then "the thalweg of the
Khor Abdullah proper. 6
ijje arrangements teCan^Ii'SmaUon* 0 !iSoSr'shSild telSa"
Affairs. These proposals were as follows:— Ior rorel P
(a) A Joint Technical Commission shall be set up to—
« co mP|ete where defective a network of triangulation along the
the Sn to thP w P ct mte f rsectl0n of Wadi al Audja^with
me batm to the western extremity of the land frnnHer
""he whde W, "ofth Sl | a11 ,1- Visib,e one ^om another along
- .e whole length of the land frontier and to mark by buoys

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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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