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‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎225r] (460/608)

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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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from Colonel Bisooe T 3 conversations with Ion Saud in
January 13^2, during which the whole subject was discussed
from every angle. When this proposal was formally made
to the He jaz Government they stated that the King agreed
in principle but preferred to postpone the Commission
pending a settlement of the question of claims, which had
been raised at the same time but which the King contended
had already been waived in the Sheikh T s letter of l 6 th
February 1'3>2.
view to securing the appointment of the Blockade Commission
the Sheikh would be well advised to drop the raid claims
on which presumably there is virtually no prospect of
securing any satisfaction from Ibn Saud, especially as it
is impossible to ignore that they have been compromised
by the Sheikh 1 s letter of loth February 1932 . He would
therefore suggest that the Resident should be instructed,
while putting the three alternatives and avoiding any
language likely to give offence to the Sheikh, to advise
him in favour of course (c) above. In making this suggestion
Sir S. Hoare is strongly influenced by the probability
that either (a) or (b) would lead to fruitless correspondence
which would ire vitably delay, and might altogether
jeopardise, the chance ofsettling the blockade question.
recent despatches from 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. in the Persian
Gulf, the delay in disposing of this question and the
failure of His Majesty’s Government effectively to protect
the Sheikh’s interests in regard to it are, apparently,
with other factors, contributing to weaken the Sheikh’s
belief in the value of the protection afforded him by His
4* It appears to Sir Samuel Hoare that with a
3 . As Sir Philip Cunliffe-lister is aware from

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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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