Saudi Arabia and Iran: Outside Pressures
During the first decade after World War I, while Britain adjusted its perception of its interests on the Trucial Coast, the pressures being created by its policy in the area were far from obvious. It was not until the air-route to India was actually being established and oil concessions were being obtained that a major clash over it occurred. Prior to that, there occasionally were minor collisions between the British authorities and the local rulers, but these usually concerned local matters and were of little significance in imperial terms. Added to this, the area’s internal affairs were still not regarded very seriously by policy-makers in London and Delhi.
KeywordsSaudi Arabia Gulf Region Custom Duty Bandar Abba British Authority
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