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‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎191r] (392/608)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (294 folios). It was created in 2 Mar 1929-9 Jul 1933. It was written in English. 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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11 (-C
-circumstances i)e dropped, there might in Sir John
Simon s opinion he advantage in at once dropping such
use as may he possible of this concession to secure an
understanding from King i'bn Saud that he will facilitate
the consideration of the questions arising out of the
3. un the other hand, if there can he little
doubt that, as contended by the Sheikh, the Arabic terms
used can only reasonably be interpreted as limiting the
correspondence to bad or doubtful claims and also tc
claims between the nationals, as distinct from the Gov-
-ernmeets, of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, there would be
a stronger case for taking up the point with King Itn
Saud. In that event, however, Sir John Simon would
suggest that it would be more appropriate and more like-
-ly ^ successful that the Sheikh himself should
pursue this contention direct with Mng Ibn Saud rather
than it should be taken up by kr fiope Gm a t Jedda.
The former course would in Sir John Simon’s opinion,
have several advantages. The Sheikh could speak more
authoritatively than Mr. Hope Gill on this question of
the precise meaning of certain local Arabic terms.
Secondly, it seems fitter that the Sheikh and the King
should themselves settle a misunderstanding as to tfce
significance of letters exchanged between them. Thirdly,
from the tactical point of view , King Ibn Saud appears
from past exprerience far more likely to yield gracefully
in such a matter if approached direct by the Sheikh than
if the question is made the subject of diplomatic ccrres-
-pondence with His Majesty's Government. In addition,
it this suggestion is put tc the Sheikh, the nature of
his reply will go a long way to indicate whether he is in
fact convinced that the words in dispute can rightly only

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Papers concerning relations between Kuwait and the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd (later Saudi Arabia), and a trading blockade imposed on Kuwait by the King of Hejaz and Nejd (from September 1932, the King of the Arab Sa’udite Kingdom [Saudi Arabia]) ‘Abdul ‘Aziz bin ‘Abdur Rahman al-Faisal [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd)].

The volume includes:

Some of the volume’s correspondence is in Arabic, accompanied by English translations.

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1 volume (294 folios)

The volume’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 294; 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 six leading and ending flyleaves.

Additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 3-294; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English in Latin script
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