HC Deb 23 March 1882 vol 267 cc1647-8

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have taken any notice of the fact that Sarakhs, which Baron Jomini stated to Mr. Wyndham on the 20th July 1881 to be a "disputed point," is a Persian fort, which, in the words of Mr. Thomson, our representative at Tehran (1st Sept. 1881), belongs as much to Persia as Kelat or Kuchan, or any other town governed by Persian officials and held by Persian troops?


Sir, Her Majesty's Government have not thought it necessary to take any notice of the opinion expressed by Baron Jomini as to Sarakhs, otherwise than by presenting to Parliament the despatch from Mr. Thomson to which the hon. Member referred, which shows clearly that Baron Jomini was in error.