Coll 17/15(2) 'Relations with Persia: Persia-Iraq frontier; Persia's claim in the Shatt-el-Arab' [110r] (230/1010)
The record is made up of 1 volume (502 folios). It was created in 21 Feb 1935-15 Jan 1936. 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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PRRSO-IRAQJ RELATIONS .
Nuri Pasha, the Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs,
jailed on me this evening on a flying visit from Geneva
whence he had arrived this afternoon. He is leaving tomorrow
norning for Bagdad. He was accompanied hy Ali Jawdat Bey,
who was Iraqi Prime Minister last winter and is now Iraqi
Minister designate in London hut has not yet received his
letters of credence. Mr* Baggallay was also present at our
2. After summarising the history of Perso-Iraq relations
during the last few months, as it is already Known to us, and
giving a lively account of his conversation with the Shah, at
which His Imperial Majesty had made it clear (I gathered in
spite of Kazemi) that he would he satisfied with an anchorage
opposite Ahadan, not necessarily extending right up to
Mohammerah; Nuri gave me an account of the position now
reached at Geneva. His English is somewhat halting and
peculiar and he was not always easy to follow, hut I understood
the position to he as follows:-
3. Nuri and Kazemi had practically agreed on three in
struments. The first of these was to he a Three Power Pact
of non-aggression to which Turkey (whom he described as being
very keen on it) was to he a party. The difficulty had been
to make this Pact tally with the Irag Government's obligations
to His Majesty's Government under the Treaty of Alliance and
to the League under the Covenant, as well as with Irag's
obligations under the Kellogg Pact. Mr- Pachin had, however,
given the Iragi Delegation invaluable advice, and they had els
had much very useful unofficial advice from Sir W. Malkin.
They had thus been able to devise a text which could lead to
no difficulty. The only outstanding point wae the quest
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This volume is a continuation of Collection 17/5, and contains papers regarding negotiations between Persia [Iran] and Iraq at the League of Nations in 1935, mediated by Italian delegate Baron Pompeo Aloisi. The papers primarily consist of communications regarding the negotiations submitted to the Foreign Office by HM Ambassadors at Rome, Teheran and Baghdad, as well as comments by 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. Political Department, the Admiralty, and representatives of the Governments of Persia, Iraq, and Italy.
The negotiations concerned the frontier line along the Shatt el-Arab, the possibility of granting a Persian anchorage at Abadan [Ābādān], the rights of Persian and British warships to traverse and refuel on the river, and the proposed establishment of a Conservancy Board. Following negotiations in Geneva, Rome and Tehran, the Persian and Iraqi Governments had practically agreed on three instruments: a pact of non-aggression, to be signed by Iraq, Persia and Turkey; a treaty for the peaceful settlement of international disputes between Persia and Iraq; and a treaty of friendship, which would settle the frontier question and establish the Conservancy Board.
In addition to the correspondence, the volume contains: documents circulated by the Council of the League of Nations; Reports on the Sessions of the Council submitted to the Foreign Office by C J Edmonds, Second Adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs; multiple drafts of the treaty of friendship and non-aggression treaties; and copies of notes exchanged by the Iraqi and Persian Ministers at the League of Nations. A number of these documents are written in French.
The volume includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the volume by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 1).
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The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 498; 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 leading and ending flyleaves. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-498; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
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