The Ambassador in Great Britain (Dawes) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 29.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s despatch No. 1878 of April 23, 1931,7 relating in judicial matters to the position of American nationals in Iraq. In conversation yesterday the hope was expressed at the Foreign Office that the United States Government might give early consideration to the new Anglo-Iraqi Judicial Agreement, which formed the subject of my despatch first above mentioned, to the end that the period of time might be shortened in so far as possible [Page 601]in which American citizens in Iraq would be on a different legal basis from other foreigners.
In this connection, I venture to enclose for the Department’s consideration an informal note which has just been received on this subject, repeating the substance of yesterday’s conversation mentioned above.
Counselor of Embassy