Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [16r] (31/154)
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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In amplification of this
suggestion* Mr. Hoare has communicated unofficially to
this department two alternative drafts for his proposed
exchange of notes. 'Copies of these drafts are enclosed
herein, (enclosures 2 and 3).
4. The Secretary of State, while appreciating the
force of the arguments advanced by Mr. Hoare on the<5
question,feels that there are considerable objections to the
particular solution referred to in the preceding paragraphs.
The proposed exchange of notes would appear to amount to a
virtual undertaking on the part of His Majesty’s Government
that there are no treaties or agreements between the two
Governments, included before 1928, which have remained
unabrogated by the new treaty. The Persian Government will,
however, wish the proposed exchange of notes to provide for
the situation which would be created by the discovery at some
date after the conclusion of the general treaty of a
forgotten agreement of actual importance; and there is
little reason to suppose that they would be satisfied with
a statement that such an agreement ” would not be invoked to
’’justify a demand for a revision of the status quo , or as in
!, any way impairing the validity of any part of the treaty
’’signed this day.” On the contrary, the Persian Government
would wish to ensure that such a forgotten agreement would •
be automatically cancelled. Whatever solution of this
difficulty might be reached, the Persian Government would
certainly contest tne validity of any such forgotten
agreement, and would place His Majesty’s Government in the
unenviable position of having to plead that, in spite of
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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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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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