HC Deb 26 February 1917 vol 90 cc1670-1

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, without prejudice to the national interest, he can make any statement as to whether a new agreement has been concluded with the Russian Government with regard to the spheres of influence of Great Britain and Russia in Persia superseding the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907; and whether any such fresh agreement as may have been made safeguards the integrity and independence of the Persian Empire?


The Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 is still in force, and no contingent arrangements for modifying its character in any way affect the integrity or independence of the Persian Empire.