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Coll 17/11 'Iraq. Relations with Arab Sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf. Propaganda against Kuwait' [‎106r] (211/607)

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
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Dated
Risher p 13 o 00 hours,
15th March, 1939*
Received 12*45 hours, 15th March, 1939,
XXX
136* Addressed to Secretary of State fox* India, repeated
to Ambassador, Baghdad, copy by post Government of India,
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 Ho*66 to Foreign Office, March lOthc
I concur with the Ambassador's views, i»e* acceptance of
1 and 2 but indefinite postponement of 3«
2* It will, however, be for Sheijfch to decide* I
would propose informing him verbally through Political
Agent that His Majesty’s Government approve 1 and 2 but
are doubtful about 3* May I approach him on these lines?
3* 3 may appeal to Sheikh 5 s vanity if j.t is
suggested to him by the bearer of the letter and he
accepts, I do not see what we can do c
RECd. POL. DEPt.
15 MAR1939
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.

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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' [‎106r] (211/607), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2864, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100042256962.0x00000e> [accessed 17 November 2019]

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