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'File 3/3 Persian Navy' [‎70r] (139/200)

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The record is made up of 1 file (98 folios). It was created in 5 Feb 1932-29 Dec 1937. 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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■Rvery one of the States known as the "rucial States has
houncl 11 self, as you know, not to enter into agreement or
correspondence with any other Power, not to admit the agent
of any other Government, and not to part with any portion
of its territories* These engagements are "binding on
every one of you, and you have faithfully adhered to them;
and His Majesty’s Government have authorised me to inform
you. Chiefs, here to-day that they are mindful of their
treaties with you, which have given 37-011 peace and protected
your coasts for over a centurir, and the y are fhlly deter
mined to discharge the obligations imposed on them by those
treaties; to uphold 3 rour independence and to maintain their
own ^reatir rights and position.

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This file concerns visits of Persian warships to Arab ports. The two main issues discussed are whether Arab rulers in the Gulf should be formally notified prior to any visits to their ports by Persian warships, and, in cases where notification has not been received, whether a call to visit should be accepted. Much of the file consists of copies of telegrams relating to this matter between 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , the Government of India's Foreign and Political Department, and the British Minister, Tehran. Other correspondents include the following: the 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. , Kuwait; the Secretary to 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; the Secretary of State for India; the Foreign Office; the Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad al-Jabir as-Sabah [Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ].

Other matters discussed in the file include: a reported incident of an officer of a Persian warship hauling down a British flag at Basidu [Bāsaʻīdū]; a subsequent tour of the Gulf by a flotilla of eight British destroyers, and its perceived effect on opinion in Kuwait.

The file also includes a copy of an address, given by 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. to the Trucial Chiefs [rulers of the Trucial states] at Dibai [Dubai], on 23 September 1933.

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1 file (98 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 100; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-99, and ff 3-99; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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