The Consul at Baghdad (Randolph) to the Secretary of State

No. 875


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The treaty between the United States, Great Britain and Iraq, which has been under negotiation during the last three years, was about to be signed by the Iraq Government just before the resignation of the late Cabinet of Sir Abdul Muhsin Beg al Sa’dun, its provisions being agreeable at that time to the Iraq Government. From statements made to me by the new Prime Minister, during a recent informal conversation, I understand that the provisions in the draft regarding the Capitulations are probably no longer agreeable to the Iraq Government.

I have [etc.]

John Randolph