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French Dead Sea Claim May Come Before Hague

July 7, 1929
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A request that the claim of a French group to the concession to exploit the salts of the Dead Sea, based onp a pre-war Turkish grant, be submitted to the International Court at The Hague, was made by the French government to the British government.

Upon the representations of the French group, which acquired the concession from a Turkish subject, the French government has, on several occasions, approached the British government on the subject.

It was stated here on good authority that the French claim is not regarded as likely to seriously affect the Tulloch-Novomejsky concession, as the British government has already informed France as to the reasons why the validity of the French group’s claims cannot be recognized.

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