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‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎229r] (468/608)

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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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3. 7. 1 .
10th April, 1935.
7ith reference to 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. letter to the Colonial
Office, P.3. 1314/33 of the 23ri MarcAi, regarding the
correspondence between the Sheikh of Koweit and king Itm
Saul on the subject of the Koweiti claims against Saudi
Arabia, I am directed by Secretary Sir Joan Simon to request
you to inform Sir Philip Cunliff e-Lis ter that, while he is
in general agreement with the views of Sir Samuel Hoare as
regards the attitude of the Sheikh of Koweit in this matter,
and as regards the unsatisfactory nature of the proposal
that a commission should decide on the true interpretation
of the Sheikh’s letter of the 16th February, 1932, to king
Ibn Saud, he feels that the present is not an appropriate
moment to exert pressure on the Sheikh of Koweit to drop
these claims.
2. The Sheikh has recently been reported to be labouring
under a feeling of grievance against His Majesty’s G-o/ern-
ment caused Py his conviction that they na. r e no u exerted
themselves sufficiently to Lurther his interest in the
matters of his date gardens in Iraq, and of the Saudi blockade
of Ko 7 ;eit. The Political Besident in the Persian nulf has
stated that this attitude on the part of the Sheikh nay ’.veil
unduly prejudice the prospects 0 ;. the ^nglo-Persian Oil
Company in its efforts to obtain an oil concession in Koweit:
and there seems good ground to fear that toe 3oeikn nay as
a result refuse to consider the dnglo-Persian Oil Company*s
application for this concession on its merits, but may take
a decision against it on purely political grounds, oir -ohn
Simon entirely shares the view of Sir Samuel Hoare that the
^ ivn-Pnr situation which has arisen
responsibility for the unfor^
, a i m s Gainst Saudi Arabia, and the
in regard to the Koweiti clan
. „ ir , fovins uo ' ith king Ibn Saud the
consequent difficulties m ^kirg .
^ . uinnkade of Koweit, must be attributed to
question of his Dlockai e
the Sheikh-s ill-advised action in embarking upon an

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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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