You didn't have a revolution in Russia as of now, so in earlyin May this agreement was concluded, this secret agreement.
With the above modification and without prejudice to our existing treaties concluded with Arab Chiefs, we accept these limits and boundaries, and in regard to the territories therein in which Great Britain is free to act without detriment to interests of her ally France, I am empowered in the name of the Government of Great Britain to give the following assurance and make the following reply to your letter: Finally, at the end of April, McMahon was advised of the terms of Sykes-Picot and he and Grey agreed that these would not be disclosed to the Arabs.
Just as a reminder of some of what happened inthe Gallipoli campaign, by the end of it was pretty clear that this was a disaster for the allies. The remainder will be collected as quickly as possible and will be deposited at Port Sudan, where it will remain until we hear from you officially of the beginning of the movement and of the places to which they may be conveyed and the intermediaries who will carry out the orders for receiving them.
A bit more specificity, however, is required — especially with regard to imperial worries. Lawrence in the Arab Revolt, and who ran the Arab Bureau in Cairo for a time incommented that year: On 3 Januaryan initialled memorandum was forwarded to the Foreign Office and after having been circulated for comments, [a] An interdepartmental conference was convened by Nicolson on 21 January.
He had been declared King of the Arabs by a handful of religious leaders and other notables in Mecca.
The British placed Palestine, promised to the Zionist Federation inunder mandate with a civilian administration headed by Herbert Samueland divided their remaining territory in the Middle East into the kingdoms of Iraq and Transjordan, assigning them to Faisal and his brother Abdullahrespectively.
There are conflicting views as to whether or not France received anything in exchange. On the other hand, it is understood that the Arabs have decided to seek the advice and guidance of Great Britain only, and that such European advisers and officials as may be required for the formation of a sound form of administration will be British.
At a Downing Street meeting of 16 December Sykes had declared "I should like to draw a line from the e in Acre to the last k in Kirkuk. The British Government, in authorising the letters despatched to King Hussein before the outbreak of the revolt by Sir Henry McMahon, would seem to raise a doubt as to whether our pledges to King Hussein as head of the Arab nation are consistent with French intentions to make not only Syria but Upper Mesopotamia another Tunis.
The new state included portions of Syria, Palestine, and northern Mesopotamia which had been set aside under the Sykes-Picot Agreement for an independent Arab state, or confederation of states. In order to reassure your Excellency I can declare that the whole country, together with those who you say are submitting themselves to Turco-German orders, are all waiting the result of these negotiations, which are dependent only on your refusal or acceptance of the question of the limits and on your declaration of safeguarding their religion first and then the rest of rights from any harm or danger.
Origins and ramifications The Damascus Protocol Main article: The Chair, Lord Curzonalso noted that the rights that had been granted to the French under the terms of the Sykes-Picot Agreement violated the provisions of the Reglement Organique Agreements and the war aims of the other Allies.
Lloyd George and Arthur Balfour represented the agreement as a treaty during the post war deliberations of the Council of Four. Anglo-French Declaration In the Anglo-French Declaration of 7 November the two governments stated that The object aimed at by France and the United Kingdom in prosecuting in the East the War let loose by the ambition of Germany is the complete and definite emancipation of the peoples so long oppressed by the Turks and the establishment of national governments and administrations deriving their authority from the initiative and free choice of the indigenous populations.
I have confined myself in this letter to the more vital and important questions, and if there are any other matters dealt with in your letter which I have omitted to mention, we may discuss them at some convenient date in the future.
And as The Palestine Deception sets out, the journalist Joseph Jeffries offered his own public translation in early — this taken up in a couple of debates in the House of Lords in March and June of that year, in which Edward Grey and others, including three former imperial governors, Lords Islington, Lamington, and Sydenham, argued the case for official publication — only to be met with total resistance by the new Conservative Colonial Secretary, the Duke of Devonshire and his colleagues in the House.In Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commisioner in Egypt, offered Sherif Hussein of Mecca an independent Arab state if he would help the British fight against the Ottoman Turks.
Hussein’s interest in throwing off his Turkish overlords converged with Britain’s war aim of defeating the Ottomans.
Essay # 4 The Hussein-McMahon Correspondence; the Sykes-Picot Agreement and the Balfour Declaration were instrumental in shaping the Middle East after World War I.
Each of these documents had emerged through various circumstances and eventually affected both the Ottoman Empire during the War and its aftermath. If the Sykes-Picot Agreement created the modern Middle East, it is also at the heart of many of the region’s intractable problems.
The Husayn-McMahon agreement promised this land to the Arabs. The Balfour Declaration promised this land to the Jews.
This created tension between all three parties and was a large factor in. The Hussein-McMahon Correspondence. Eleanor Roosevelt: My Round-the-World Adventures.
The Sykes-Picot Agreement.
The Balfour Declaration. King-Crane Commission. San Remo Conference. The Shaw Commission. Translation of a letter from Husayn to McMahon, September 9, Three bits of policy, all belonging to the short period October to November – the first two, the McMahon-Hussein correspondence and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the work of the Asquith Liberal government; and the third, the Balfour Declaration, coming from the succeeding Lloyd George coalition.Download