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Coll 7/42 'Persian Gulf: arms smuggling from Koweit [Kuwait] into Iraq' [‎7r] (13/237)

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The record is made up of 1 file (117 folios). It was created in 7 Dec 1936-23 Mar 1939. 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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GOVERN^Nt OF INDli.
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[N.B .—This is an ORIGINAL message, sent by AIR MAIL which provides a means of communication more
expeditious than the ordinary mail and is cheaper than the telegraph. It is intended to be treated,
on receipt, with the same expedition as if it had been telegraphed. To save time and to obviate
formalities it is drafted in the form of a telegram. It is authenticated by the signature of a
responsible officer of the Department.']
Office of the j olitical
No.
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Dated the , , v ^
23rd February
uwait•
39
The Secretary to the Government of India
in the External Jiff airs Gepartmentt 3elhi.
Repeated Hie Majesty’s Secretary of Ctate for Iiidia f London,
political ^gent, Kuwait, with copy of letter from Govern
ment of India, flo.114, and my
letter $o*t©l-C of 21st January
your 1^ ^0 .
Gubject s tillaged smuggling of arras from
Kuwait Town into Iraq.
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eference loverriinent of India letter <0.114 - /38 of
20th Jeceraber 1936.
2* I have discussed the matter with the i olitical -gaat
and the situation is as follows*
The sale of rifles is prohibited in the town. as you
are aware Kuwait, town on the land side is surrounded by a wall
and there are guards at each of the three gates. :«o bedouin is
permitted to bring a rifle into the town without a written permit
which is only given when a rifle is in need of repair. Hifles
which do not need repair are left in charge of the guards at the
gates. lie re are three armourers in the town who do not manu
facture arras but only repair them. -ill incoming and outgoing
merchandise is exoained immediately on ax*rlval at the Customs
House which is situated just inside the main gate. This gate
is the only ga
RECd. POL, DEPt’
14MAR1939
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. 4
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Correspondence regarding allegations made by the Iraqi authorities that arms and ammunition are being smuggled into Iraq from Koweit [Kuwait]. The principal correspondents are: HM Ambassador at Baghdad (Archibald Clark Kerr, later Maurice Peterson); 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. (Trenchard Craven Fowle); 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 (Captain Gerald de Gaury); the Secretary of State for India; and the Government of India External Affairs Department.

The correspondence discusses the following: visits made by the Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs (Naji al Asil, and later Taufiz Suwaidi) to Kuwait in 1936 and 1939, to discuss the alleged smuggling and possible measures to be adopted by Kuwait; reports of alleged smuggling incidents; reports made by 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, that Saudi Arabs are smuggling arms through Kuwaiti territory; reports on the general increase of arms being smuggled from the Red Sea coast; a suggestion by the Iraqi Foreign Minister that Iraq and Kuwait could form a customs union, or adopt combined preventive operations, in order to curtail the smuggling; requests made 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. 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. that the Iraqi Government present evidence to substantiate their claims; and reports on the smuggling of firearms to Palestine through Akaba [Al 'Aqabah].

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 2).

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1 file (117 folios)
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The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 118; 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.

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