Coll 17/15(2) 'Relations with Persia: Persia-Iraq frontier; Persia's claim in the Shatt-el-Arab' [112r] (234/1010)
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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able to give is a clear account of the present position.
$uri Pasha explained that the Persians had at first wished
to include a provision in this (Treaty to the effect that
both parties would possess "equal rights" in the Shatt-el-
Arab. It was not (juite clear whether these were to be
provided for in terms, or whether the (Treaty was to
contain a provision for the subsequent negotiation of an
agreement to give equal rights to both parties. In any
case Uuri Pasha had refused to agree to any provision in
the (Treaty of l^iendship dealing with the substance of the
proposed Conservancy Board Convention. He had now proposed
that the (Treaty should contain a list of instruments to be
subsequently negotiated, among which mention should De made
without specifying its provisions - of a tripartite Conservancy
Board Convention for the Shatt-el-Arab. He said that the
Iraqi Grovernment had now definitely agreed that His Majesty s
Government must be a party to the Convention and that he did
not anticipate any serious difficulty from the Persians, though
they were still anxious to avoid the mention of His Majesty s
Government by name.
6. It would also fee provided in this Treaty of ifiendship
that the frontier should be redefined in an Annex, ana it
might be possible to leave the precise definition in bhis
Annex over for subsequent negotiations. Exe new line would,
however, give the Persians an anchorage opposite Abadan
and the only question at issue was exactly how wide that
anchorage would be.
7. Nuri Pasha seemed to thint that it might be possible
to arrange for this Treaty also to be initialled - like
the other two, ad referendum to the Governments concerned.
He explained that if these three instruments could be
initialled at Geneva before Kazemi left it w^uld b y
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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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