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Coll 17/11 'Iraq. Relations with Arab Sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf. Propaganda against Kuwait' [‎83r] (165/607)

The record is made up of 1 file (303 folios). It was created in 26 Mar 1932-19 Aug 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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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. to
Secretary of State for India.
Dated Risher, 17.45 hours^ 27th March, 1939.
Received 16.30 hours, 27th March, 1939.
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169. Addressed to Secretary of State for India repeate
to His Majesty s Representative, Baghdad, copy hy post
Government of Indaa and 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. , Koweit.
Baghdad telegram No.91, March 25th.
jjas-Naqih^ family at Basra with letter of regret (Baghdad
telegram 66_to Foreign Office, March 10th) has now ;ppa,• it y
grov/n into 'envoy from Baghdad with instructions to offer
official advice to Ruler of Koweit.
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In view of this, of forcible seizure of Sheikh
date gardens, of impression/jraqi
on Charge d AJTaires as indicated in his paragraph No 4, f
probability that arriva; at Koweit of an Iraqi on an official
mission would occasion pro-Iraqi demonstrations,, and that an
undesirable precedent would be established. I am now strongly
o? opinion that we should not agree do proposal.
} venture to suggest that Iraq Government shots d
be informed that by our treaties with Koweit (Aitchison's
Treaties, Volume 11, page 262) Ruler is precluded from >i
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receiving the representative of any foreign power, and that
if Iraq Government v/ish to seiid a letter of regret (which it
certainly called for) they would do so through the Charge

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The file contains correspondence regarding Iraq's relations with other Arab nations, predominantly with Kuwait. The papers dated 1932-1934 discuss British concerns over moves to institute closer relations between Iraq and Kuwait, as well as smuggling, Pan-Arabism in the Gulf, and Ibn Saud's concerns over Iraqi ambitions. Papers dated 1938-1939 concern the status of Kuwait as an independent Shaikhdom under British protection, and apparent Iraqi desire to annex Kuwait. These papers include samples of propaganda published in a number of Iraqi newspapers, and summaries of broadcasts made by King Ghazi's broadcasting station, Qasr al-Zihour (folios 63-75).

The correspondents are: the 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. Political Department; the Colonial Office; the Foreign Office; 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 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; and HM Ambassador to Iraq.

The file contains dividers which give lists of correspondence references found in the file by year. These are placed at the end of the correspondence (folios 2-4).

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1 file (303 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 for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 303; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-302; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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Coll 17/11 'Iraq. Relations with Arab Sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf. Propaganda against Kuwait' [‎83r] (165/607), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2864, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100042256961.0x0000a8> [accessed 15 November 2019]

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