The Anglo-Persian Agreement was a document involving Great Britain and Persia (Iran) and centered on drilling rights of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. It was never ratified by the Majlis. This "agreement" was issued by British Foreign Secretary Earl Curzon to the Persian government in August 1919. It stated a guarantee of British access to Iranian oil fields (including five northern provinces formerly under the Russian sphere of influence). In return the British would:
- Supply munitions and equipment for a British-trained army
- Provide a 2 million sterling loan for "necessary reforms"
- Revise the Customs tariff
- Survey and build railroads
The document was denounced worldwide as hegemonic, especially in the United States, which also had designs on accessing Iranian oil fields. Eventually, the Anglo-Persian agreement was formally denounced by the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on June 22, 1921.
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- Haghshenas, Seyyed Ali, review of Treaty of 1919, between Iran & Britain. (owjnews Agency)
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