Coll 17/20(1) 'Anglo-Iraqi Treaty of 1930. Revision of Treaty 1948' [26r] (51/304)
The record is made up of 1 file (149 folios). It was created in 20 Jan 1933-3 Feb 1948. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 A. I
Secret. Not to be published
dated the 15th January, 1948.
Dear Mr. Bevin,
In view of the fact that the Agreement signed on
31 st March, 1936, relating to the Iraq railways is one of the
eubsidiary instruments abrogated by the new Treaty, I wish to
inform you that, if the Iraq Government exercises its right to
terminate the contracts of any of the'six British officials
mentioned in -article 4 of the Railways Agreement before the end
of the period of service specified in the contract, they will
accord to the officials in question equitable compensation. If
their contracts contain a clause providing what the compensation
shall be in case of premature termination, naturally the
compensation will be in accordance with this clause. In any other
cases the compensation will not be less generous than it would
have been if a corresponding clause had been included in the
(bgd. Saleh Jabr.)
Rt. Hon. Ernest Bevin, P.C., M.P. ,
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
dated the 15th January, 1948,
My dear Prime Minister,
Thank you for your letter of to-day’s date concerning
the intention of the Iraqi Government to grant equitable
compensation to British employees of the Iraqi State Railways
should their contracts be terminated before the end of the period
of service specified in the contract.
(Sgd. Ernest Bevin)
His Excellency Saiyid Saleh Jabr
Prime Minister of Iraq.
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The file contains papers relating to the Treaty of Alliance (Anglo-Iraqi Treaty) of 1930 between the United Kingdom and Iraq, and the revised Treaty of Alliance of 1948.
Papers dated January 1933 to December 1934 mostly concern the following: the attitude and policy of King Feisal and the Iraqi Cabinet towards the Treaty of 1930; complaints by George Arthur Ogilvie-Forbes, HM Representative, Baghdad, on behalf of the British Government, to the Government of Iraq about the hostile attitude of the Iraqi press towards the 1930 Treaty and the United Kingdom; the death of King Feisal [Faysal I] and the attitude of the new King, King Ghazi [Ghazi I]; and the desire of the Iraqi Government to publish certain explanatory notes on the Treaty of 1930.
Papers dated from March 1946 to February 1948 relate to the revision of the Treaty of 1930, and the signing of the new Treaty of Alliance of 1948. They include papers concerning the political consequences of the signing of the Treaty, including ‘rioting’ in Baghdad and the resignation of the Iraqi Prime Minister Saleh Jabr [Salih Jabr].
The file does not include any papers for the period January 1935 to February 1946.
The papers dated 1933 to 1934 largely consist of copy correspondence between Sir Francis Humphreys, HM Ambassador to Iraq, and the Foreign Office (including letters addressed to Sir John Simon, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs). The papers dated 1946 to 1948 largely consist of correspondence and copy correspondence between the following: HM Embassy, Baghdad, and the Foreign Office; 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 the Board of Trade; the Commonwealth Relations Office and the governments of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Newfoundland, and Southern Rhodesia; and Saiyid Saleh Jabr, Prime Minister of Iraq, and Ernest Bevin, British Foreign Secretary.
The file also includes a copy of the Draft Anglo-Iraqi Treaty dated 9 January 1948, and a published copy of the Treaty of Alliance between the United Kingdom and Iraq, dated 15 January 1948.
The file includes a letter in Arabic from Mohamed Fadhil Al Jamali, Iraqi Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to Hugh Stonehewer-Bird, HM Ambassador to Iraq, 2 August 1946 (folio 74), for which there is an English translation.
The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.
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- 1 file (149 folios)
The papers are arranged in 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 152; these numbers are written in pencil 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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