Another strategic error by Iran in burning an effigy of the UK ambassador. Gregory Copley Defense & Foreign Affairs

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Photo:  The Persian problem; an examination of the rival positions of Russia and Great Britain in Persia, with some account of the Persian gulf and the Bagdad railway
Year: 1903 (1900s)
AuthorsWhigham, Henry James, 1869-
SubjectsBaghdad Railway Eastern question (Central Asia)
PublisherLondon Isbister
Contributing LibraryRobarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing SponsorUniversity of Toronto

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ately well defended. The affair of 1895 wasone of those regrettable incidents which happen indiplomacy as well as in warfare. The Britishpolitical agent of those days had a great oppor-tunity of asserting British supremacy in Maskatwhen each side in turn appealed to his authority.Instead of settling matters with a firm hand, he leftthe Sultan to make his own bargain with theBedouins, and contented himself with sending in aheavy bill of damages. Of course it may be argued that we desire nosupremacy in Oman nor in any part of the ArabianPeninsula outside of Aden. We have, moreover,an agreement with France of over forty years stand-ing, whereby both Powers renounce all intention ofterritorial acquisition in the kingdom of Oman. Yet,in spite of that agreement, circumstances have forcedupon us certain obligations with regard to- Maskatuntil we have reached a position where we do exer- O 3. ^ Ea r- $ n> ►> 3 ^ P o 5* X o > ir Ct ^ o_ M P» C/) H o a r £ 0 g> >
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Another strategic error by Iran in burning an effigy of the UK ambassador. Gregory Copley Defense & Foreign Affairs