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Coll 28/65 ‘Persia. Perso-Soviet Commercial Relations.’ [‎135r] (270/482)

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The record is made up of 1 file (239 folios). It was created in 23 Mar 1933-30 May 1940. It was written in English, French and Russian. 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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Jfo. 874 *♦
29th Joa«» 1935*
I have the honour to report that aecordlag to an aanouhee-
eeat in the Soviet prase tne Iraniau Minister for foreign
Affaire paih a short visit to Tlflis oetwee^^ tna 19th anu 88i*a
June, returning to his oountr? to. wa^ of iSrivaa ai.d Julfa.
M* Kasemi is stated to have been ssueh strucs toy what he saw, but
precisely what that was la not revealed.
2* It waa alao announced a few days ago in the Soviet
newapapere that co uaercial treaty negotiations had bean resumed
at Tehran on the basis of the understanding reached during
M. iilaei’s recent visit to the Soviet nion. This seeaa to
dispose definitely of the statement volunteered toy the First
Secretary of the Iranian labssay (see ur jnarlea’a despatch
Ho. 229^ of the 4th June) that the question of the eom&erciel
treaty had not been discussed during the visit. I fear tnat
enquiries of the ^mtoassy as to the object of 14« Kazeui's visit
to aeorgla would probably elicit a no more satisfactory or
trustworthy reply.
3. I an sanding a copy of this despatch to the department of
Overseas Trade ana to his Majesty’s Keprasaatstlva at Tehran.
X have the honour to toe
with the highest respect.
The light Honourable
Sir Saiauel Hoare, Bart., CKJ.S.X., O.B.

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Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, treaties and other papers, reporting on commercial relations between Persia [Iran] and Russia. The papers cover: a deterioration in relations between Persia and Russia in 1932-33, culminating in the ban on Russian imports into Persia; the Persian Government’s Foreign Trade Monopoly Act of 1933 (ff 218-223); the Irano-Soviet Treaty of Establishment, Commerce and Navigation, agreed between the two nations in 1935; a copy of the treaty in French (ff 101-106); a further printed copy of the treaty in French and Russian (ff 42-85); the termination of the 1935 treaty in 1938; the agreement of a new Treaty of Commerce and Navigation in 1940, created in response to events in the Second World War (ff 3-7).

The file’s principal correspondents are: HM’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Tehran, Reginald Hervey Hoare, Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull Hugesson, Horace James Seymour; the British Chargé d’Affaires at Tehran, Victor Alexander Louis Mallet; the Commercial Secretary at the British Legation in Tehran, Sydney Simmonds; HM’s Ambassador to Russia, the Viscount Chilston, Aretas Akers-Douglas; Noel Hughes Havelock Charles of the British Embassy in Moscow.

The file includes several items in French, being newspaper cuttings and texts from the Persian newspapers Le Messager de Teheran and Le Journal de Tehran.

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1 file (239 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 240; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English, French and Russian in Latin and Cyrillic script
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