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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎191r] (389/472)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (233 folios). It was created in 17 Nov 1939-16 Nov 1946. It was written in English, Arabic and Persian. 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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[CYPHER] C.ABIMST PISTRIBUTIOW
gRQi KHORRMSHAHR TO TEHRAN
No! III! 5 ^' 3 GOnSUl - S' ?- m - g® 20th August 1946
80th August 1946. P*®* BST 20th 1946.
Repeated to Foreign Office No. 77.
Ahwaz, '
Bagdad,
Middle East Office Cairo,
Government of India,
Moscow,
Washington.
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IMMEDIATE
Sheik Lafteh of Quzbeh cade to see me this morning
and confirmed that the Arabs are not willing to agree to
Sultanis proposal that they should join the Democrat carty
under the existing conditions.
2. Local authorities are very concerned about the news
said to have been broadcast by the B.B.G. and Delhi that
Sheik Abdallah has left Koweit for Bagdad and Cairo to
contact the Arab League about the future of the Arabs in
Khuzistan. Governor of Mohammerah said to have telephoned
to the Persian Consul at Basra with a view to obtaining
his extradition. Suggest that Jmay be permitted to
take the line that it is hardly surprising that the Arab
world is agitated about Arab interests in this province
In view of the fact the culprits responsible for the
murders on the 14th/l6th July have not yet been
punished. Propaganda on these lines might have tho
effect of spur on Central Government.
5» Tudeh have published manifesto declaring the Arabs
/were

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The volume contains correspondence pertaining to the relatives of the late Shaikh of Khuzestan, Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī. The correspondents include the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bahrain, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Kuwait, Government of India, Foreign Office, 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. , British Ambassador in Tehran, British Ambassador in Baghdad, Middle East Office at Cairo, British Consul General at Ahwaz, Vice Consul at Korramshahr, and two of Khaz‘al's sons, Abdullah [‘Abdullah bin Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī] and Chassib [Jāsib bin Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī].

The matters covered in the volume include:

  • compensation to be paid to the heirs of Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait and Sheikh Khaz‘al for taxes [ istiḥlāk ] paid on estates that they should have been exempt from;
  • the intrigues and actions of Khaz‘al's sons, ‘Abdullah and Jāsib, including small-scale incursions into Khuzistan [Khūzestān] from Iraq and attempts to garner Arab and British support for their return to power in Khuzistan;
  • where to settle ‘Abdullah after his return from Persia.

Folios 64-69 are letters in Arabic, signed by several of the heads of leading Arab families in the region, petitioning the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. for help against Persian oppression.

Folios 214-228 are internal office notes.

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1 volume (233 folios)
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The volume is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: There is an incomplete foliation sequence and a complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence, which should be used for referencing, is circled 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 on the title page, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 228. There are the following irregularities: folio 1 is followed by folio 1A. It should be noted that folio 67 is contained in an envelope which is attached to the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of folio 66, and folios 71-72 are in an envelope which is attached to the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of folio 70.

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English, Arabic and Persian in Latin and Arabic script
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