In April 1920, the Kurds appealed to the Allied Supreme Council at the San Remo Conference
in Italy citing the Treaty of Sevres, which carved up the former Ottoman Empire with the promise to allocate sections of Turkey to the Kurdish project.
As has been noted many times, to the apathy of most of the world, Judea and Samaria - the area termed the "West Bank" - were earmarked for Jewish settlement in 1920 at the San Remo Conference
At its 1922 San Remo conference
this world body assigned the mandate of Palestine to Great Britain as 52 states recognized historical ties of the Jewish people with Palestine and favored the "reconstituting of their home" there.
The draft peace agreement with Turkey signed at the San Remo conference
became the basis for the 1920 Treaty of Sevres.
80% of the Jordanian people are Palestinians and it is built on 65% of the Jewish homeland allocated in the Balfour Declaration and given to us [by the League of Nations] at the San Remo conference
On April 25, 1920 and approved by the Supreme Council of Allied forces in the San Remo Conference
to entrust the assignment to Britain on Palestine, and to put into effect the Balfour Declaration as contained in Article II of the Mandate, in the July 24, 1922 and approved by the League of Nations on the draft mandate, which came into force on 29 September / September 1923, and thus we can say that the Balfour Declaration was a promise by the west and not Britain alone.
It is telling that the San Remo conference
of 1920, at which the victorious Allied powers pursued their plans for Middle Eastern political arrangements in the postwar period, is not listed in the index.
When the 1920 San Remo conference
handed the mandate for Iraq to Britain, the reaction was immediate.
Following the San Remo Conference
of April 1920, Syria became a French Mandate territory approved by the League of Nations in July 1922.
To start with, the Sykes-Picot agreement was about distribution of spheres of influence among Britain, France and Russia, not about drawing boundaries, as Gregory Gause pointed out, "but the final borders were determined by the two powers at the San Remo conference
The 1920 San Remo conference
saw the Middle East carved up under British and French mandates, more or less along the arbitrary lines of Sykes-Picot, with no reference to existing geopolitical circumstances, tribal, ethnic or religious groupings or the wishes of the region's inhabitants.