Six Picot Agreement
May 16 will mark the centenary of the agreement, amid the question of whether its borders can survive the region`s current fury. “The system that has been in existence for a hundred years has collapsed,” barham Salih, a former Iraqi deputy prime minister, said at the Sulaimani Forum in Iraqi Kurdistan in March. “We don`t know what new system will take its place.” On April 21, Faisal headed east. Before leaving, on 17 April Clemenceau sent a draft letter in which the French government declared that it recognized “Syria`s right to independence in the form of a federation of autonomous governments in accordance with the traditions and wishes of the population”, claiming that Fayçal had recognized “that France is called a power, Syria the necessary assistance by various advisers On 20 April , Fayçal Clemenceau assured that he was “deeply impressed by the selfless kindness of your statements while I was in Paris, and I must thank you for first proposing the sending of the Allied Commission which will soon travel to the East to identify the wishes of the local peoples regarding the future organization of their country. I am sure the Syrian people will know how to show you their gratitude.  George Curzon said: the great powers remain committed to the Organic Regulation Agreement, regarding governance and non-interference in the affairs of the Maronite, Orthodox Christian, Druze and Muslim communities with regard to beirut Vilayet of June 1861 and September 1864, adding that the rights granted to France in Syria and parts of Turkey under Sykes-Picot , are incompatible with this agreement.  The agreement is seen by many as a turning point in Western and Arab relations. She denied the promises made by the United Kingdom to the Arabs concerning a national Arab homeland in the region of Syria in exchange for British support for the Ottoman Empire. The agreement was made public with others on 23 November 1917 in Moscow by the Bolsheviks and repeated on 26 November 1917 in the British Guardian, so that “the British were displaced, the Arabs appalled and the Turks happy.”    The legacy of the agreement has caused too much discontent in the region, particularly among the Denarabern, but also among the Kurds, who were denied an independent state.     It is agreed that the French government will not at any time begin negotiations on the transfer of its rights and will not cede those rights to the third power in the blue domain, with the exception of the Arab State or the Confederation of Arab States, without the prior agreement of Her Majesty`s Government, which will give the French government a similar commitment to the red domain.