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Coll 6/65 'Relations between Saudi-Arabia and the Yemen.' [‎87r] (173/917)

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The record is made up of 1 file (457 folios). It was created in 30 Apr 1934-27 Jan 1938. 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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Annexed Letters*
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from Lhdlid ion * Abdul ’ to Lis Excellency
Seyyid LAb&ullali al-V/a.,ir, nlenirotentiary of Kis I : ajest;
the Inam Lahya Kanixcarddin, C . Q. u 0 0. the 5th Safar, 1355*
After usual coirolir.ients. - In connection \/ith
the si - cnature of the treaty of fa if hetueen us and you
on behalf of their Ilajesties the Ainns of the Saudi Arab
ICingdom and the hinydon of the Yemen, I \7ish to confirm
in this my letter that this treaty can only be considered
and accented as valid under the : .ff.oc'iny conditions
(1) chat the surrender of the Idrisis, the evacuation
of our Yihama mountains, and the release of the hostages
are completed at once.
(2) bhat the contents of this treaty be hent secret and
e not ;published by either narty, especially that part
coueerniny the question of the frontiers, on account of
roe disturbance uhich miyht result, particularly in the
Yihama* Ahe troops of His Kajesty Liny T Abdul ’ Asiz
shall be T/ithdrav.Ti in coiinlete safety and uith all
honour, from the beyinniny to the end, and any hostile
action vhich may be comnitted ayainst the troops duriny
that period shall be indemnified by his rajesty the A Am.
. ith hi .Jie st re spe ct s,
(siyned) Khdlid ibn ’Abdul f Asiz as-La’ud.
( 2 )
. Tom ’Abdullah al*A.Azir to his royal hiyhnoss
the -hair Xhalid, dated the 5th Safar, 1353.
After usual compliments. - I have received
Your hiyhness’s letter dated the 1th Safar and noted
/Your

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This file concerns Saudi-Yemeni relations, beginning with the final weeks of hostilities between the two countries before going on to cover peace negotiations and the reoccupation of Hodeidah (also transliterated as Hodeida) by the Yemeni authorities, following the gradual withdrawal of Saudi troops.

Related matters discussed in the correspondence include the following:

In addition to correspondence the file includes the following:

  • Extracts from Aden, Bahrain, and Kuwait political intelligence summaries.
  • Copies of an English translation of the Treaty of Taif.
  • A copy of an English translation of the Treaty between King Ibn Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd] and the Idrisi [Sayyid Muḥammad bin ‘Alī al-Idrīsī], signed on 31 August 1920.
  • Copies of extracts from reports from the Senior Officer of the Red Sea Sloops, as well as copies of reports from the commanding officers of HMS Penzance and HMS Enterprise respectively.

The file features the following principal correspondents: His Majesty's Minister at Jedda (Sir Andrew Ryan, succeeded by Sir Reader William Bullard); His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires to Jedda (Albert Spencer Calvert); the Secretary of State for the Colonies (Philip Cunliffe-Lister); the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir John Simon); the Senior Officer of the Red Sea Sloops; the Commander of HMS Penzance ; His Majesty's Ambassador in Rome (James Eric Drummond); the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Yemen; officials of the Colonial Office, 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 Foreign Office, the Admiralty.

Although the file includes material dating from 1934 to 1938, most of the material dates from 1934. The French material consists of three telegrams addressed to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs by Yemen's Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The file includes two dividers which give a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. These are placed at the back of the correspondence (folios 2-3).

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1 file (457 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 inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 458; 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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