The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received July 17.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s cabled instruction No. 200 of July 3, 6 p.m., regarding the Anglo-Iraqi Judicial Agreement of 1931, I have the honor to report that upon the receipt thereof the Foreign Office was informally advised in the sense desired. As reported in the Embassy’s despatch No. 2037 of June 19 last,11 which [Page 604]evidently crossed the cablegram mentioned, action had already been taken upon the instruction previously received; as will be seen from the enclosed copy of an informal letter of July 7 from the Foreign Office13 the matter may now be considered closed.
The Embassy’s formal note No. 1255 of June 19, copy of which was transmitted to the Department13 with the despatch above mentioned, has just been acknowledged by the Foreign Office in a note under date of July 9, a copy of which is forwarded herewith. It will be observed therefrom that the ratifications of the Anglo-Iraqi Judicial Agreement of March 4, 1931, were exchanged at Baghdad on May 29 and that the Agreement has therefore now entered into force.