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Sykes-Picot Agreement Definition

[55]:166 Hussein was persuaded to accept a formula that preferred that the French in Syria should have the same policy as the British in Baghdad; As Hussein believed that Baghdad would be part of the Arab state, this had finally satisfied him. Subsequent reports from participants expressed doubts about the exact nature of the discussions and the extent to which Hussein had actually been informed of Sykes-Picot`s conditions. [61] After opposing the dissiderate of all the parties concerned, namely the British, the French and the Arabs, the two statesmen devised a compromise solution. The terms of the division agreement were set out in a letter dated 9 May 1916, addressed by Paul Cambon, French Ambassador in London, to Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary. . . .