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File 57/1928 Pt 16 'Iraq-Nejd Frontier: Bon Voisinage agreement between Iraq & Nejd' [‎293r] (596/1862)

The record is made up of 1 volume (926 folios). It was created in 28 Jan 1930-1 Jan 1931. It was written in English and French. 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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9135 / 30 „ PARAPHRASE TELEGRAfe from the Secretary of Stats for the Colonies
' to th® Acting High Commissioner of Iraq,
(Sent 6 o 40cP<,m o 12th August, 1930,)
Addressed to Baghdad, No.., 301 repeated to Jeddah Ho,, 120.
My telegram No. 271 of 13th July proposed Extradition
Treaty with liejaz-Nejd. 1 agree with view expressed by His
Majesty's Representative at Jeddah, in his telegram So. 113 of
20th July to Foreign Office, repeated to Baghdad, bo, 16( as to
unwisdom of pressing matter further at Jeddah until situation
has been reviewed after Fuad Kamsa's reply has reached Baghdad,
Please report the contents of Fuad's ropiy as soon as you
are aware of them and also the attitude which the Iraq Government
after considering it, intend to adopt on the question of extra
dition of political offenders. Should Iraq Government a* your
advice you should bear in mind the considerations advanced m
above mentioned telegram, but in the event of their deling
themselves unable to renew the offer of the concession whxch
they were prepared to make in 1928, I should be glad ri possible
to be consulted before they send any reply to the Eejd Govern^

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The volume concerns negotiations over the signing of a friendship and bon voisinage [border co-operation] agreement between the Kingdom of Iraq, and the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd (usually referred to separately as Hejaz or Nejd), following the suppression by the Hejaz Government of the Akhwan [Ikhwan] 'revolt'.

In addition to 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. correspondence and memoranda, the volume includes correspondence from: the High Commissioner for Iraq; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. (Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Vincent Biscoe); the Colonial Office; the Foreign Office; HM Minister, Jeddah (Sir Andrew Ryan); officials of the governments of Iraq, and Hejaz and Nejd; Ibn Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd, King of Hejaz and Nejd]; and King Faisal [Fayṣal I] of Iraq.

The papers cover: the presence of rebel Akhwan refugees in Iraq and Koweit [Kuwait]; correspondence concerning the request of the Hejaz and Nejd Government for the extradition from Iraq of the Ikhwan leader Farhan Ibn Mashhur [Farḥān bin Mashhūr al-Sha‘lān], who was regarded by the Hejaz and Nejd Government as a rebel and criminal; the surrender to the Hejaz and Nejd Government of Faisal al Dawish [Fayṣal bin Sulṭān al-Dawīsh], January 1930; negotiations over the payment by Ibn Saud of £10,000 as compensation for raids by rebel tribes into Iraq and Kuwait, in the proportion £7,000 to Iraq and £3,000 to Kuwait; papers concerning the conference between Ibn Saud and King Faisal on board HMS Lupin , February 1930; negotiations over the signing of a friendship and bon voisinage agreement between the two states, and a protocol on arbitration; drafts of the agreements (folios 448-455 and 689-693); reports by Captain John Bagot Glubb, Administrative Inspector, Government of Iraq, including praise for his work from Ibn Saud (folio 506); reports by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Kuwait (Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson) concerning the settlement of frontier issues between Kuwait and Nejd; the Hejaz and Nejd Government's insistence that an extradition treaty should be negotiated before the signing of a treaty of friendship and bon voisinage; difficulties over the definition of 'political offenders' under the terms of an extradition treaty; the claim by Iraq of £30,000 from Ibn Saud in settlement of raids from Nejd into Iraq; arrangements for the extradition of Ibn Mashhur to Hejaz and Nejd; complaints by the Iraq Government over the activities of agents of Ibn Saud on the Iraq frontier; claims by the Hejaz and Nejd Government totalling £20,500 for damages for losses sustained by Nejdi tribesmen, including £4,000 for casualties incurred during operations by the Royal Air Force (RAF); comments by British officials on the draft bon voisinage agreement; and attempts by Ibn Mashhur to avoid returning to Hejaz by remaining in Syria, December 1930.

The French language content of the papers consists of two items (two folios in total) of diplomatic correspondence.

The file includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (926 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 57 (Iraq-Nejd Relations) consists of sixteen volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/1234-1249. The volumes are divided into nineteen parts, with each part comprising one volume, apart from parts 4-5, 7-8, and 17-18, which each comprise a single volume.

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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 922; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 631-922; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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