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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎21r] (41/154)

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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ty tho Persian Government; tut it does mean that I an
ticipate utmost difficulty in obtaining acceptance of
draft desired by His Majesty's Government unless some
thing be added which would make Persian suspicions
groundless in their eyes<>
Would you see any objection to an exchange of notes
in which the Persian Government would make a statement
the effect of which would be that if research in their
archives brought to light any unabrogated agreement be
tween the two Governments of which they at present had
no knowledge* such an agreement would net 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* The answer would be that His
Majesty's Government fully shared the view of the Persian
Government*
.l presume there would be no need to publish such
notes*
With regard to Bushire you will recollect that at
one moment Minister of Court endeavoured to maintain (see
paragraph 15 01 my despatch Noc 92) that His Majesty's
Government are unconditionally pledged to remove Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
bub made no atosmpt to press that point of view© The
question of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. has nob been mentioned between
us for some time past, and I am not quite sure that Per
sian Government are as set on its transfer as they were*
I fuel sure however that they would not accept proposals
embodied in draft exchange of notes© (See my despatch
No.146)©
Minis uei of Court would probably maintain that he
WOUld *

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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)
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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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