I read the references that you made about the claims of Lord Balfour. A distinguished English politician of very long service. After reading his claim that the LoN did not create the mandates and have the authority over them, I went back to the primary documents. That is the San Remo Treaty. "(b) that the terms of the Mandates Article should be as follows: The High Contracting Parties agree that Syria and Mesopotamia shall, in accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 22, Part I (Covenant of the League of Nations), be provisionally recognized as independent States, subject to the rendering of administrative advice and assistance by a mandatory until such time as they are able to stand alone. The boundaries of the said States will be determined, and the selection of the Mandatories made, by the Principal Allied Powers." I find that Lord Balfour was mistaken because this clearly does exactly what he claims it doesn't. It is signed by David Lloyd George PM of England.
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