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61. 10317 10317 Colonel I. H. McMahon was sent by Great Britain to resolve the water rights dispute following a flood which created a new main channel for the Helmand river. Taking into consideration the new channel and Goldsmith's award, McMahon awarded two-thirds of the Helmand's water rights to Afghanistan, causing Iran to reject the ratification of the agreement.
The file contains charts and irrigation and revenue reports.

62. 10318 10318 The file contains a memorandum on the 1857 treaty regarding the Helmand River dispute, February 1, 1950.

63. 10319 10319 The memorandum details Afghanistan's rejection of establishing a joint commission to investigate the Helmand River dispute, February 1, 1950.

64. 10320 10320 The file contains recommendations respecting the terms of reference of the Helmand River Commission, February 20, 1950.

65. 10321 10321 The file contains:
a. Memorandum for Mr. Leigh; Text of treaty between Great Britain and Egypt (Owen Falls Scheme), February 27, 1950
b. Memorandum, Text of Owen Falls Agreement, March 1, 1950
c. Memorandum, Owen Falls Agreement, March 21, 1950
d. Memorandum for Pakistan and Iranian files, Owen Falls Agreement, April 13, 1950
e. Cover letter and attachment from John G. Laylin, resolution of Suez talks, September 18, 1956.

66. 10322 10322 The letter and corresponding attachment is a request for all information pertaining to the Helmand river dispute, including historical background, information unfavorable to Iran's arguments, and general population and cultivation statistics, March 1, 1950.

67. 10323 10323 The memorandum details Laylin's main discussion points, including new information about the construction of the Boghra Canal and Kajaki storage dam. Laylin also provides legal advice to Iranian officials prior to meeting in August with Afghanistan.

68. 10324 10324 The file contains:
a. Note for file, March 1, 1950
b. Letters between Tipton and Laylin describing Tipton and Kalmbach's interest in participating in the Helmand dispute and service rates, December 28, 1959
c. Letters between Laylin and M. H. Puyani, charge d'affaires for Iranian Embassy, recommending Tipton and John Drisko as possibilities for advising engineers, October 28, 1960
d. Letter between Laylin and Abbas Aram regarding arranging a meeting between Aram and Tipton, October 9, 1962

69. 10325 10325 The file contains a letter and attachment from Muhammad Khan, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the government of Pakistan, to Choudhri Sahib, March 8, 1950. The attachment contains the arbitral award of Colonel A. H. McMahon regarding the Helmand River dispute.

70. 10326 10326 The memorandum describes the principal points for a solution proposed by the State Department, including Iran's right to be aware of any dam construction present on the Helmand river that may affect Iran's water supply. The memo also discusses the hypocritical position of the United States who supports Iran's water rights while loaning credit to Afghanistan for developing dams and canals.

71. 10327 10327 The file contains:
a. Memorandum for Mr. Laylin and Mr. Leigh, Euphrates Treaty research, March 9, 1950
b. Protocol Annexe No. 1 concerning the regulation of the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates and their tributaries
c. Additional copy of Protocol Annexe No. 1 (French translation).

72. 10328 10328 The file contains a copy of a report by the Iranian government regarding the amount of irrigation water required annually in Sistan, April 1950.

73. 10329 10329 Dr. Ghasemzadeh's report addresses important points Iran should utilize when approaching the Afghan government for negotiations. Ghasemzadeh also analyzes previous awards and arbitration attempts, including the Goldsmith Award, McMahon Arbitration, 1937 Protocol, and Agreement of 1939. The report offers suggested actions to persuade Afghanistan to comply with the Goldsmith Award.

74. 10330 10330 The telephone conversation discusses the construction and effects of the Boghra Canal and Kajaki Dam, July 19, 1950.

75. 10331 10331 The file contains a note on British-Afghan relations from 1880-1905, July 24,1950.

76. 10332 10332 The file contains a letter from John G. Laylin to Gholam-Hosseine Khochbine, September 7, 1950.

77. 10333 10333 The file contains a letter from John G. Laylin to Hussein Ala, September 14, 1950.

78. 10334 10334 The file contains reports and memorandums detailing the findings and recommendations of the Helmand River Delta Commission.
a. Memorandum of report of the Helmand River Delta Commission
b. Letter to Nasrollah Entezam, Iranian Ambassador, regarding the 60-day period to respond to the commission's recommendations
c. Letter to Nasrollah Entezam summarizing the commission's report
d. Brief summary of commission's recommendations.

79. 10335 10335 The file contains a letter from John G. Laylin to Iranian ambassador Masrollah Entezam, June 29, 1951.

80. 10336 10336 The file contains:
a. Letter between Leon B. Poullada, second secretary to the American Embassy, and Charles F. Barber, lawyer for Covington & Burling, about Pakistan's propaganda mistakes, August 5, 1954
b. Letter between Poullada and Barber identifying India as source of false propaganda against Pakistan
c. Indus water treaty, signed September 19, 1960
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