Britain’s control of the Gulf was ended with secret deals which were revealed in a joint BBC news in Arabic and Persian documentary.
The documentary titled “secret and deals” contains how Britain left Iran to control a then-controversial island. The documentary also includes an eyewitness account of a coup which was organised by Britain. In 1967, there was a six days war between Israel and Arabs, it is believed that Britain helped Israel win the war over their Arab neighbours. This period (1967 – 1968) was a time of crisis for Britain because of its economy. The Israeli take control of Jerusalem, Sinai peninsular, Gaza, West Bank and Golan heights.
Due to the war, the Gulf states retaliated and started selling their British currency which they hold, this made the currency crash. Wilson’s labour government made up its mind to remove British imperial rights in the middle east. Since the 18th century, Britain has been the top foreign power in the Gulf since the country never had any colony.
Secret deals: Treaties of protection signed with Britain
A treatise of protection was signed in Britain by Qatar, Trucial states, Bahrain and others. At this point, local leaders oversee local affairs while Britain controls their defence and policies.
The British faulted Saqr bin Sultan al-Qassemi, because, he cosied up to the Egyptian President. During the British coup d’etart, he was removed. The documentary revealed how Britain planned the coup and this was revealed to BBC news for the first time.
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Britain in 1968 announced that they wanted to leave the Gulf, this created a fuse between Iran and Arab leaders. A secret deals note delivered to the Shah of Iran, made them stand on a firm decision that the British must withdraw. For all the Arab-ruled territories with an exception of the island, Britain agreed to grant independence to those countries.
Iran claimed Bahrain and three islands as his territory which was taken over by Britain. Behind the scene, diplomacy followed between Britain, Shah and the Arab leaders.
Tehran, the British ambassador said in an audio that they don’t trust Iran and in return, Iran doesn’t trust them, including Bahrain. Based on a survey carried out in 1970, Shah reduced his claim on Bahrain thereby, giving the united nations the responsibility for the decision of standing alone.
Many Gulf states became independent in those times, a plan was tossed forward to establish a new federation called UAE (the united Arab Emirates). Emirates which will become part of the UAE claimed the three disputed lands. This land belongs to Iran and must return to Iran and no matter what we will take this island says Sir Alec the British foreign secretary in discovered secret notes.
The islands are asserted by British officials to belong to the Trucial states. Sir William Luce has secret deals to release shah to hand over two islands to Iran.
Britain’s control of the Gulf was ended with secret deals which the BBC newspaper revealed in the Arabic and Persian documentary. The document titled “secret and deals” contains how Britain left Iran to control a then-controversial island. The documentary also includes an eyewitness account of a coup which was organised by Britain.
There was a war that held the Gulf states captive which made them retaliate. They sold off their currency holdings which made the British currency crash. This brings forth the economic crisis within the British region at that period.
The fall crash of currency stags on how high things will be raised. The video documentary came to life in the BBC newspaper and this was the first time it was revealed in history. Britain in 1968 announced that they wanted to leave the Gulf, this created a fuse between Iran and Arab leaders.
For all the Arab-ruled territories with an exception of the island, Britain agreed to grant independence to those countries that they held captive. This was agreed under the top secret deals signed underground. The secret deals are a sign of independence to the country held captive. Those times a plan was tossed to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the Gulf independent states after effecting the secret deals.