We have written elsewhere about the problem of Mosul which
has been aggravated by the action of the Turks in deporting Christians from the territory between the Brussels line and the frontier claimed by Iraq. Mr. Amery at once called the attention of the Council of the League of Nations to these activities. There had been an obvious tendency during the preceding two or three days to find some compromise which would satisfy the Turks and yet would not leave Iraq with an indefensible frontier. The Turks, however, are making every attempt to con- sider their susceptibilities and interests much more difficult than it need be. There could be no arrangement offering a reasonable prospect of peace which we would not consider most seriously provided only that in whatever we did we had the approval of the League—for that is essential.