HC Deb 15 November 1920 vol 134 cc1519-20

asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the recent Government crisis in Persia arose as a result of the British Minister's intervention on questions connected with the Persian Army; and whether he can make a statement as to the present political situation there?


The recent Cabinet crisis in Persia arose from the unwillingness of the former Persian Cabinet to carry out the decision of the Shah to dismiss the Russian officers in command of the Persian Cossack Division. A new Cabinet is in process of formation and the present political situation in Persia appears to be normal. It is difficult to make at all a complete statement on a very complicated situation within the limis of a reply to a Parliamentary question. I understand that the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has undertaken to make such a statement in another place.

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