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File 2182/1913 Pt 12 'ARABIA: RELATIONS WITH BIN SAUD (AMIR OF NEJD) (HEJAZ-NEJD BOUNDARY DISPUTE)' [‎219r] (439/448)

The record is made up of 1 item (223 folios). It was created in 15 Mar 1920-21 Oct 1920. 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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Telegram* Cypher.
Prom Civil Commissioner, Baghdad.
To P.A. Bahrain, repeated to D.P.BcBushire, P.A*Kcweit,
and P.A.Maskat.
Bo. 3430.
Dated 15/3/1920.
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Infomation has been received that Sherif Peisal was
crowned King of Syria at Damascus on March 8th by an
assembly at that place who also declared that Sharif
Abdullah was King of Mesopotamia. I am as yet without
official information as to the attitude which will be
adopted in this connection but it may be assumed that
neither H.M.G. nor the Prench Government will find them
selves able to recognise as valid any acts or declarations
of this self constituted assembly. Syria, Palestine,Mosul
and Mesopotamia were conquered by the Allied forces from
the Turks and their future can be decided only by the
Allied Powers acting in concert. It also may be taken for
granted that H.M.G. under no circumstances can admit the
right of anyone in Damascus to decide the future of
Mesopotamia.
Sent to Bushire, Koweit, Maskat, Bahrain. Last named
to inform Bin Saud by privs/te letter.

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Part 12 concerns British policy regarding the dispute between Bin Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd, also referred to in the correspondence as Ibn Saud] and King Hussein of Hejaz [Ḥusayn bin ‘Alī al-Hāshimī, King of Hejaz]. Much of the correspondence relates to (unsuccessful) efforts by the British to arrange a meeting between the two rulers. The correspondence discusses conditions and arrangements for a proposed meeting at Mecca (as suggested by Bin Saud), immediately after pilgrimage [Hajj].

The correspondence goes on to discuss details of an armistice agreement made between King Hussein's committee and the Nejd deputation, at Mecca. A translation of the agreement states that the two parties agree to end all hostile movements and resume negotiations as soon as possible through the British government.

Also included are the following:

  • details of a proposed gift of £5000 from the British government to Bin Saud (plus an honorary GCIE – Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire);
  • proposals of a payment of £30,000 by the British government to King Hussein, on the condition that the King signs a treaty with Turkey [the Treaty of Sèvres, which began the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire];
  • a copy (in Arabic) of the aforementioned Treaty;
  • news of reports that King Hussein's son, Sherif Feisal [Fayṣal bin Ḥusayn bin ‘Alī al-Hāshimī, also referred to in the correspondence as Amir Feisal], has been crowned King of Syria, and copies of translations of correspondence between Feisal and Bin Saud.

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File 2182/1913 Pt 12 'ARABIA: RELATIONS WITH BIN SAUD (AMIR OF NEJD) (HEJAZ-NEJD BOUNDARY DISPUTE)' [‎219r] (439/448), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/391/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100032475964.0x000031> [accessed 25 August 2019]

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