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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎49r] (97/154)

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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3. in practice, there Deeme sufficient reason to feer that
the rorslen proposals would bo found open to the objections
outlined in the preceding paragraph, and that their eo^eptanee
vould be lilculy to give rise to endless difficulties* ruich
c'ifficultioe might arise, for example, if the Persian
Government weie to argue that the Treat* of ^rserum of 1847 and
the Constantinople protocol of 191, *5, regarding the ^ureo-
“'ersien frontier, \vei 8 e no longer binding: as between ^ereia and
the uni tea Kingdom* Again, the Persian Government might
attempt to turn to their own advantage the abrogation of the
various nglo* orBirn agreements regarding the frontier between
Persia t nd Indian Baluchistan* x do not wish to imply that,
in the view of His Majesty’s Government, the abrogation of
agreements defining a fx^ontier would leave the fiontier itself
undefined; on the contrary, their abrogation would not alter
the territorial situation which they have brought into being,
e; 1 which can only be changed by e new agreement. The only
trectlos which could be affected by a general abrogation
clous© Buch as that now under discussion are treaties which
involve continuing obligations which are still operative.
Still, it eecma clear that an article of general application
ouch as that indicated above might, in the view of the r>erBian
Government, at lecst be held to strongthon their claim for a
revision of the existing frontiers in thair fr^our, and even
i.% legally there is nothing whatever in the argument, you
will appreciate that the Persian Government are not shove
invoking involve< * arguments for the purpose of making trouble.
There may moreover be other agreements, the abrogation of
which

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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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