OMAN: Santa Claus

In squalid, sweltering Muscat last week the Sultan of Oman was glad within him: from Washington had come good news. Henry Lewis Stimson, the faraway, almost mythical Secretary of State of the U. S. was in a mood to play Santa Claus. His gift: revision of a treaty into which Sultan Seyed Syeed Bey was inveigled by shrewd Yankee traders 97 years ago. which provided that U. S. citizens should always be welcomed to Oman's ports, be free to sell or barter their wares without being charged a tariff duty of more than...

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