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PZ 586/1931 'Persia & Iraq: Exchange of Representatives' [‎3r] (7/56)

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The record is made up of 1 file (27 folios). It was created in 30 Jan 1931-4 Jun 1931. 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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Hay 5th # 1931*
^1/; reference to tr« P«rr , a despatch So* 1H9 of g*aroh
Z$th 1 have the honour to Inforai you that on the 9th April
Tawfik. Beg al Suwai«li presented to the shah his letters
aooredi ting hira as first ilnister of * Iraq to the Persian
It has been arranged that the eonsular duties
hitherto perforated by this liegetion on behalf of ’Iraq
subjects shall devolve upon the ’Iraq legation as from May
T rxact arrangements for the continued consular por-
teetioa of ’Iraq subjects in the provinces have not yet been
concluded and are still the subject of discussion*
I hove received from the ’Iraq legation a request
’or the transfer of all the files regarding the outstanding
claims of ’Iraqi camel men in connection with the alimentation
crisis* It will be necessary to examine these files with a
view to purging them of any material unsuitable for handing
over and in order to gain time I hare replied to the effect
that I rmiet refer to you for permission* I enclose a copy
of the letter from the ’Iraq Legation and of ny reply. I
should be &lad of your instruct ions in this matter*
!' • * •
Arthur Henderson, •,
The Foreign office

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The file contains copies of correspondence sent to 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. by the Colonial Office and the Foreign Office, mostly regarding the exchange of diplomatic representatives between Persia [Iran] and Iraq.

It largely consists of copies of correspondence between the office of the High Commissioner for Iraq and the following: the Secretary of State for the Colonies; the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Baghdad; and Raymond Cecil Parr, British Legation, Tehran. The correspondence concerns the appointment of Mirza Taqi Khan Nawabi as Persian Minister at Baghdad, and of Taufiq Beg al Suwaidi [or Tewfik al Suwaidy] as Minister for Iraq at Tehran.

It also includes correspondence between the British Legation, Tehran, and the Iraq Legation, Tehran, and between R W Rendel, Foreign Office, and Robert Clive, Tehran, regarding the transfer of files concerning outstanding claims of Iraqi camel men in connection with the alimentation crisis.

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1 file (27 folios)

The papers are arranged in reverse 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 first folio with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 27; 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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