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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎4r] (7/154)

The record is made up of 1 file (75 folios). It was created in 30 Mar 1932-25 Jan 1934. It was written in English and French. 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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exchange of notes putting on record their separate and several agreements to the
abrogation of the treaty engagements involved.
12. When the issues to be dealt with in this article were originally
considered, it was supposed that the conclusion of the new commercial treaty
would precede that of the general treaty. As this is no longer a practical
possibility, it will be necessary to make special provision for the preservation of
'the most-favoured-nation rights, and of the right of consular representation,
hitherto enjoyed under article 9 of the Anglo-Persian Treaty of 1857. As this
question will eventually be disposed of in the commercial treaty, the best plan seems
to be an exchange of notes stating that notwithstanding the abrogation, under
Article III bis of the 1857 treaty, the provisions of Article 9 of the latter shall
remain in force until the conclusion of the new commercial treaty. There should
be no difficulty in arranging for such an exchange of notes, since the matter is
one which, in theory at any rate, affects both parties equally. (It might be
supposed that an even better plan would be to exclude the whole of the
1857 treaty expressly from the general abrogation scheme “ pending the
conclusion of the commercial treaty.” This, however, is open to the serious
objection that the remaining articles of the 1857 treaty are very wounding to
Persian susceptibilities.)
Feroughi’s draft.
Sa Majesty britannique, souhaitant faciliter Taccomplissement du d^sir de
Sa Majesty Imp^riale le Schah de Perse de se liberer de toute obligation lui
incombant du chef des trails, conventions et accords conclus entre leurs Etats
consent a les tenir pour abrog^s.
Feroughi's covering observations.
Vu que, sauf le traite de paix de 1857, la convention de 1882 relative a
Tesclavage (sur laquelle le point de vue du Gouvernement persan vous est connu),
la convention de 1903, 1’accord de 1920 (non approuv^ par le Medjliss) et les
conventions telegraphiques, il n’y a pas, autant que nous sachions, d’autres
traitds, conventions et accords a abroger, et Tabrogation de ceux-ci resultant des
trails conclus en 1928 ou a conclure a present, la redaction proposee sera facile-
ment acceptable pour votre Gouvernement. Les conventions t&egraphiques sont
renvoy^es par 1’article meme a un accord special.
ant^rieurement k I’ann^e 1928,exception faite pour les conventions t^legraphiques
qui feront 1’objet d’un accord separe entre les deux hautes parties contractantes,

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The correspondence concerns the drafting of an article for a general treaty between Great Britain and Persia [Iran] that would outline the abrogation of treaties, conventions and agreements concluded between the two nations before 1928. The file’s principal correspondents are: HM’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Tehran, Reginald Hervey Hoare; George William Rendel of the Foreign Office; John Gilbert Laithwaite of 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. . The file includes several French texts which include drafts of the treaty article being discussed, and copies of correspondence from the Persian Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (75 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 77; these numbers are written in pencil 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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