HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 cc7-8
10. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has information that the Persian Minister at The Hague has presented a Note declaring that the Persian Government declares as null and void all treaties and agreements imposed on Persia, especially the Anglo-Russian Agreement of 1907; and whether he can make a statement on this subject?


I have seen a report to this effect in the Press, but I would remind the hon. Gentleman that Persia is not a party to the treaty to which he refers.

12. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Persian Government has made any communication to His Majesty's Government, such as can conveniently be made public, regarding the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 or other treaties between the two Governments?


We have informed the Persian Government that His Majesty's Government will be prepared to regard the 1907 Convention, in so far as it applies to Persia, as being in suspense. The Persian Government have not approached us in regard to any treaties existing between the two Governments.