HC Deb 06 October 1909 vol 11 c1988
Mr. J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any improvement is reported in the internal condition of Persia, more particularly in the provinces on the northern shore of the Persian Gulf?

Captain NORTON (Lord of the Treasury)

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply for him. The latest reports received indicate that the situation has not become worse during the last few weeks, but it is still unsatisfactory. Kerman and Sultanabad have been the chief centres of disturbance, and there has been much lawlessness on the southern roads, especially those from Bushire to Isfahan as far north as Abadah, and from Kerman to Yezd. In Tehran perfect order has been maintained, and the principal towns in the provinces have remained undisturbed. The Bunder Abbas district has been reported to be quiet, but at Lingah the peace has been threatened by the activities of Seyyid Hussein Lari, against whom repressive measures are being taken by the Persian Governor of the Gulf Ports.