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'File 2/1 I PROPAGANDA (Absorption of Kuwait by Iraq)' [‎7v] (25/706)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (341 folios). It was created in 4 Sep 1929-13 Mar 1939. 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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The volume contains correspondence related to the proposed appointment of Persian representatives in Kuwait, and the Political relations between Iraq and Kuwait. There is also correspondence related to the proposal of the Iraqi Government to appoint an Iraqi Vice-Consul at Kuwait. The correspondence also discusses the following:

  • Granting permissions for certain individuals and school teachers from Iraq to visit Kuwait.
  • Unity between Iraq and Kuwait, and the effect of such a union on British interest in the Arab world.
  • Yasin Pasha’s (former Prime Minister of Iraq) party as leading the anti-British propaganda campaign in Iraq.
  • Arab-Jewish relations in Palestine, and the Iraqi Press Propaganda against Kuwait which claims that the Amir of Kuwait had trade deals with the Jews in Palestine.
  • The eradication of smuggling ‘which has had the worst effect upon the trade of Iraq’.
  • The claim that Qasr Al-Zuhur Radio Station (King Ghazi’s Broadcast Station) is inciting the Kuwaiti youth to rise against the British, and call for the annexation of Kuwait by Iraq.

A large amount of the correspondence is in the form of newspaper articles and extracts, translated from Arabic newspapers and sent between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Kuwait and 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. , Bushire. The articles mainly call for the annexation of Kuwait to the Kingdom of Iraq. Most of these come from productions of the Iraqi Press including, Al-Nas, and Al-Ikha’ al-Watani.The main correspondence is between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Kuwait, 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. , Bushire, the Ruler of Kuwait, the British Embassy, Baghdad, the High Commissioner for Iraq, and the Secretary of State for India.

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1 volume (341 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 341; 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 two leading and four ending flyleaves. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-341 and ff 3-341; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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