Memorandum by Selwyn Lloyd on the Persian Gulf (London, 7 June 1957)

On 7 June 1957, in preparation for a Cabinet meeting, Selwyn Lloyd, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, issues a memorandum on the Persian Gulf in which he discusses the major question of the future of British policy in the region. The document explains the strategic importance of the Persian Gulf area for the UK and analyses the relations with the Gulf states, outlining future prospects.

Source and copyright

Source: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Cabinet: Memoranda (CP and C Series). C Series. 101-150. Record Type: Memorandum. Former Reference: C (57) 138. Title: Persian Gulf. Author: Selwyn Lloyd. 07/06/1957, CAB 129/87/38.

Copyright: (c) The National Archives of the United Kingdom

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