On December 23, 1917, Sykes (sent to France in mid-December to see what happened to the Draft Arrangement) and a representative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs had given public speeches to the Syrian Central Congress in Paris on non-Turkish elements of the Ottoman Empire, including liberated Jerusalem. Sykes had declared that the fait accompli of the Hejaz independence made it almost impossible to deny Syria effective and real autonomy. However, the protocol also states that the Syrian Arabs in Egypt were not satisfied with developments and that they were no clearer and less ambiguous about the future of Syria and Mesopotamia, and that the Allies and the King of Hejaz would lose a lot of Arab support. Meanwhile, at the end of May, the French continued in the conflict between the French and the British over the disposition of the armed forces, and the French continued to insist that the British be replaced by French troops in Syria amid conflicts over the exact geographical boundaries of the same and , in general, the relationship has suffered; After the 21st meeting, Lloyd George Clemenceau had written and cancelled the Long-BĂ©renger oil agreement (revised version agreed at the end of April), which claimed that he did not know or want it to become a subject, while Clemenceau claimed that this had not been the subject of a dispute. There were also discussions about what was agreed or not at the private meeting between Clemenceau and Lloyd George last December. [96] [97] The agreement was first directly used as the basis for the 1918 Anglo-French modus vivendi, which provided a framework for the Occupied Enemy Territory Administration in the Levant. More generally, it was to lead indirectly to the subsequent partition of the Ottoman Empire after the Ottoman defeat of 1918. Shortly after the war, French Palestine and Mosul ceded to the British. Warrants in the Levant and Mesopotamia were awarded at the San Remo conference in April 1920, according to the Sykes-Picot framework; The British mandate for Palestine ran until 1948, the British mandate for Mesopotamia was to be replaced by a similar treaty with compulsory Iraq, and the French mandate for Syria and Lebanon lasted until 1946.

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