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‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎223r] (456/608)

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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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2 ^rd March, 1935 *
Jh reply to your letter of the 6th March,
33, I am directed by the Secretary of State for
India to say that he appr ecfates the reasons for the
reluctance of the Sheihh of Kowext definitely to commit
himself on the subject of his correspondence of February
1932 with Ibn Saud. As Sir Philip Cunliffe-lister is
aware, he feels much sympathy with the Sheihh of Koweit
and attaches importance to doing anything possible to meet
his legitimate case in regard to the Saudi blockade on
his land frontier. But he feels strongly at the same
time that if the Sheikh wishes His Majesty’s Government
to fight the case for him His Excellency must be prepared
to come into the open, and either face the risk of
causing offence to Ibn Saud (who has not shown himself
unduly tender of Koweiti susceptibilities or interests in
recent years) or preferably cease to pursue the point
regarding the #aid claims now in issue. He is not disposed
to regard the establishment of a committee to give a
ruling on the meaning of the correspondence now in question
as a satisfactory solution of the difficulty which has
Departments Sir S. Hoare is inclined in these circumstances
to think that the Sheikh should be informed that His
Majesty’s Government cannot regard the suggestion of a
2* Subject to the views of the other interested
.er Secretary of State
Colonial office.

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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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