'File 2/2 IV Kuwait-Iraq Smuggling' [70r] (144/542)
The record is made up of 1 volume (267 folios). It was created in 23 May 1935-13 Jun 1936. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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meeting him. After some preliminary discussion, in the course
of which the Sheikh intimated that he had certain 0bner
questions to raise be.siQ.es une quescion Oj- tne mricigglin^,
Sheikh asked what exactly it was the Iraq Government required
or Ho we it in rno mar g ex 0 x. sidU^^lingj •
MEi. HBHDBL explained that the Iraq Government were
determined to stop the smuggling no matter what methods they
had to employ and had threatened to take severe measures
against Ko we it ii no other solution were po o©x. dj. ^. H.lvi.or., on
the other hand, were anxious to help Koweit to reach an
amicable settlement. H.M.G. had had long experience in
dealing with similar questions, and lie instanced the case of
illegal smuggling into the U.S.A. as a case where one country
(H.M.G.) had agreed to help another country (the U.S.A,) to
stop smuggling by instituting a system of manifests ana by
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The volume contains correspondence related to Kuwait-Iraq smuggling. British officials stood as mediators between the Iraqi Government and the Shaikh of Kuwait to try and solve the smuggling issue. They discussed possible ways to persuade the Shaikh of Kuwait to agree to a friendly arrangement for cooperation for checking smuggling on the lines which had been contemplated. British Government officials also suggested various methods to control smuggling such as a system of manifests, trade control posts, as well as the appointment of a British Director of Customs at Kuwait.
The volume includes minutes of a meeting held in London discussing the question of Kuwait-Iraq smuggling with the Shaikh of Kuwait, a list of regulations of the Customs Code in Iraq issued by the King of Iraq and published in the official gazette, correspondence related to a number of cases of violation of Kuwaiti territorial waters by Iraq Customs launches, as well as the arrest and detention of Kuwaiti nationals.
The Shaikh raised his complaints to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. who in turn shared the Shaikh’s concerns with other British officials. On the other hand, complaints were also raised by the Iraqi Ministry for Foreign Affairs regarding the Kuwaiti Government’s lack of control of its border lines.
Lists of violation incidents are also included in the volume. Each list includes the following information: date and place of occurrence by whom, a summary of the incident, date of report to the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. and the Iraqi Government’s reply. The volume also includes summary lists of Iraqi newspaper articles which discuss Iraq-Kuwait related issues including smuggling, and the annexation of Kuwait by Iraq.
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- 1 volume (267 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 269; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.
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