The Shah Departs Sind for Qandahar
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[119c] Because the move of ʿAbbas Mirza’s army against Herat was worrisome to the English, who were concerned that the Iranian shah’s conquest of Afghanistan would prove harmful to India, Mr. John McNeill, the English ambassador in Tehran, sent his first deputy to Mashhad to dissuade Naʾib al-Saltanah from his expedition. But under the Anglo-Iranian treaty the envoy had no grounds for doing so and his efforts were in vain. But then, because of Naʾib al-Saltanah’s death, matters in Herat were se…

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“The Shah Departs Sind for Qandahar”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000131>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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