The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Dawes)

No. 454

Sir: In several recent despatches, notably No. 84 of June 30, 1930, and No. 88 of July 1, 1930,41 copies of which were sent direct to the Embassy, the Consulate at Baghdad reported the transfer from Iraq to London of negotiations regarding the revision of the agreement between the Iraq Government and the Iraq Petroleum Company originally signed on March 14, 1925.

It is requested that the Embassy report fully upon the progress and outcome of these negotiations in which the Department is particularly interested.

In connection with the general aspects of the petroleum situation in Iraq, the Department is also interested in receiving any information that may be available with respect to the reported negotiations of the British Oil Development Company with the Iraq Government.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.
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