'File 2/2 VI Kuwait-Iraq Smuggling' [3r] (16/386)
The record is made up of 1 volume (182 folios). It was created in 7 Feb 1937-1 Oct 1938. 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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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
The // '^e'bruary 1937.
Captain Q.S. de Gaury, M.C. f
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 Hon •hie the Political Besident
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. , Busiiir©.
X have th© honour to forward a letter of comp 1 aint
from the Ruler about the treatment of Kuwaitis by the Iraq.
Customs Police of the Boom sailing ship stationed near Umm
qasr (Royal Air force Sketch map of Kuwait 1, 50,000).
2 ^ j have seen the owner of the jolly-boat mentioned in
paragraph (a) of the Sheikh’s letter.
His name is Muhammad bin Shahab and h© is one of
those fishermen who in the season of the greatest cold
abandon for a time their fisning, and collect firewood, laying
in a store for the rest of the year for themselves, and
selling any surplus. These people have favourite places by
ancient family custom for collecting the wood. This man says
he has been to Bahai th every year since he was a small boy
when he used to go with his iauher and uhat .Dahaith has a
lightish sandy soil so that th© bushes, which are big
because so far from any settlement, can be easily torn out.
He says that when he was going to "hor Bahai th,
which runs into the Khor Bubiya aoout three quarter of a mile
south of the usual station of the Customs sailing boat
opposite Umm qasr, 4 Customs Police descended upon him, one
going to the west side of him i.e. on the mainland, and the
Makhuda and three landing on the south end of the Island
opposite, which the Royal Air Pore© sketch map of Kuwait,
1, 50,000 shows.
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The volume contains correspondence related to Kuwait-Iraq smuggling and Iraqi incursions into Kuwaiti waters. The Shaikh of Kuwait raised his complaints to 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, about Iraqi customs attacking Kuwaiti nationals, firewood collectors and fishermen and their jolly boats. With his letters the Shaikh enclosed statements by some of those who were attacked, as well as tables of the goods seized by the Iraqi police including cigarettes, fish, and camels.
Other issues raised in the correspondence are the following:
- Investigation of the Iraq-Kuwait frontier incidents.
- Cases that were dealt with and the possible compensation.
- The export taxes on Iraqi cigarettes.
- The Iraqi Government agreeing on building two police posts at Kuwait border, one at Zubair and one at Nadjmi.
The volume includes records of a meeting held in London to consider measures for dealing with smuggling between Iraq and Kuwait. It also includes records of the regulations of the King of Iraq regarding the issue of smuggling which were published in the Official Gazette of Iraq .
The main correspondents in the file are the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Kuwait, the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bushire, the British Embassy, Baghdad, the Iraq Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Hakim of Kuwait, and the Mutassarif of Basrah Liwa, Basra.
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- 1 volume (182 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 182; 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.
The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers; nor does it include the six leading and ending flyleaves.
An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-182; these numbers are also written in pencil and are circled, but are crossed through.
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