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‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎232r] (474/608)

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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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special position, bad been placed on a more satisfactory
tasis, one further question of outstanding importance remains
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for settlement "before His Majesty’s Government can feel that an
entirely satisfactory situation has Peen reached, namely, the
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question of his Plockade of Koweit. The special relations of
His Majesty’s Government toward Koweit and undertakings which
they have given to the Sheikh place His Majesty’s Government
under an obligation to treat it as a matter of serious
importance that the earliest possible consideration should be
given to the Question of the alleviation of the unhappy situation
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in which Ko¥i/eit is placed as a result of the blockade. His
Majesty’s Government must therefore request His Majesty to put
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forward at a very early date concrete proposals for an amicable
and equitable solution, permitting the resumption of trade
between Koweit and Saudi Arabia.
6 . Should the Question of the Koweiti claims be still
outstanding when such . an approach is made to King Ibn Saud,
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Sir John Simon contemplates that, having jut the matter of tee
Blockade in its proper perspective as a matter of importance
in regard to which His Majesty’s Government are determined to
receive reasonable satisfaction, it .would nou he difficult to
insist that the question of the Koweiti claims should oe
considered concurrently with that of the blockade, and no^
necessarily beforehand, as a prior condition to further
consideration of the cuestion of the blockade as King Ibn
Saud now appears to desire; and this might indeed even make
it possible to use the claims, as originally contemplated,
as some sort of 'bargaining asset.
7. sir John Simon will be glad to receive in due course
the observations of the Secretary of State for the Colonies
upon the course outlined in the three preceding paragraphs of
this letter, and suggests H u ^j j ^^
« I, r^intions between Saudi Arabia and Koweit should
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be discussed with Lieutenant .,._.«
ing visit to this country*
q y Qf t ^77gHer is being sent to the India
Office for the observations of the Secretary of State
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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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‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎232r] (474/608), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/5/109, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2019]

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