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'File 6/28 IV Saudi Arabia - Muscat Boundary' [‎36r] (71/106)

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The record is made up of 1 file (51 folios). It was created in Sep 1949-Dec 1950. 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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A sumi'iiai'y of* evidence available
from the files of the Political Rt
deucy, Bahrain, in support of cue
claims of Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Muscat
to the areas on their side of the
boundary linos with Saudi Arabia as
defined by Kis Majesty’s Government'in
the negotiations commencing v/ith the
Riyadh talks in September, 1949.
(157/164/^4 9G) Qatar
telegram Ho. 5 of
September 6th 1949 to
Bahrain.
Such evidence as is available falls into
the following four categories:-
(A) Pacts which are common knowledge.
(3) The testimony of independent
v/itnesses.
(C) Evidence of unimpeded commercial
user of the areas in question.
(D) Evidence of other acts.
2. It is realised that category (a) to some
extent begs the question, but with material
available so scarce it is necessary to use
every shred.
3. The States concerned are of course Qatar,
Abu Dhabi and Muscat, and the evidence in the
categories mentioned is presented below in
respect of each of these areas. That for
fhor al ’Odaid and Jebel fakhsh is given
separately, the justification for this being
that these areas were focal points in the
1935-39 negotiations and, because of their
situation, still to a large extent remain so.
The latter is also true of Buraiifil. whicn is
also treated separately.
(The references in brackets are to the
files of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bahrain).
QATAR .
4* Evidence in category (A):
(i) It is common knowledge in Qatar that
the frontier between that country and Saudi
/Arabia

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'A summary of evidence available from the files of the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bahrain, in support of the claims of Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Muscat to the areas on their side of the boundary lines with Saudi Arabia as defined by His Majesty's Government in the negotiations commencing with the Riyadh talks in September, 1949'

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1 file (51 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 53; 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.

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