No. 1430
Editorial Note

Despatch 30 from Kuwait, July 30, 1953, transmitted to the Department of State an analysis of the question of succession to the Rulership of Kuwait and its relation to British policy and American interests in that country. (786D.11/7–3053) Department of State file 786D.11 contains documentation on the threatened abdication of the Shaikh of Kuwait in the spring of 1952 and American interest in that topic during the period of 1952–1954.