Coll 17/10(3) 'Internal: political situation; relations with HMG' [224v] (448/513)
The record is made up of 1 file (256 folios). It was created in 29 Apr 1940-24 Oct 1941. 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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( 2 ) ihe tone oi the press and wireless-.broad-cxa^-te—-
has improved slightly of ls.te and I presume that you
would wish to insist upon further improvements. Public
expression of support for His majesty's Government by
the Iraqi Government or Piegent Blight also be suggested.
(3) The opportunity might be taken to request
closer control over the j.ufti and diminution of the
number in Iraq of his supporters and of Palestinian
teachers. Palestine would, of course, have to be willing
to receive the latter back,
(4) Students and young men have been left in
ignorance of what Iraq o' as to Great Britain for its
past and its future., 7e might press for reform and
perhaps also suggest the appointment of a British
adviser in the ministry of Education,
(3) i.inis ter of m inane e has asked British vice-
chairman of centra] committee to co-operate with the
Commercial Secretary in checking doubtful re-exports
but goods in transit would not be covered. Closer
collaboration in controlling suspected trade is required.
In unis connexion the smuggling of goods, particularly
oil, to Syria might be mentioned,
( 6 ) introduction of a satisfactory system of exchang
(7) I am dealing separately with the appointment
of a financial adviser which would seem essential
(see my letter to Sir II. Seymour number 432-3-1-0 of
October 31st last). If financial aid is given,
it would be help:! il if it could be arranged on an
instalmart plan so that it could be stopped if the
Iraqi Government failed to fulfil their undertakings.
Ptepeated to Cairo telegram Ho, 37 Saving, Jerusalem
telegram Ho. 37 Saving,
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This file is a continuation of IOR/L/PS/12/2861. It contains correspondence and memoranda regarding relations between HMG Her or His Majesty’s Government in London. and the Government of Iraq, and documents the reaction of the 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. and Foreign Office to political developments within Iraq. The papers primarily consist of communications between HM Ambassador to Iraq and HM Foreign Secretary, regarding the cabinet of Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, his resignation in January 1941 and the formation of a new cabinet under Taha al-Hashimi, and the resumption of power by Rashid Ali backed by the military in April 1941. The file concludes with papers detailing the escape of the Regent 'Abd al-Ilah, and initial negotiations with Rashid Ali's Government of National Defence.
The papers include detailed discussion of the relations between Iraq and the Axis Powers, and attempts by the British to persuade the Government of Iraq to sever diplomatic ties with Italy. They also discuss British concerns over the growing anti-British sentiment in Iraq, as a result of British interference in Iraqi internal affairs and British policy towards Palestine and Syria. Amongst the papers are intelligence reports on the 'Golden Square' Generals (folios 58-59), and a copy of British plans to undermine the Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini (folios 194-195). The file also contains a small number of communications from the Government of Iraq, and from HM Ambassadors to Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the USSR.
Folios 4-8 concern the affairs of the family of the late Khan Sahib Badruddin Khan, and appear to have come from a different file.
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The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.
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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 256; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-256, and ff 206-225; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
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