After much discussion, Sykes was ordered to enter into an agreement or supplement to Sykes-Picot (“Draft Arrangement”) with Picot covering the “future status of heja and Arabia, and this was achieved at the end of September.  Until the end of the year, the agreement still had to be ratified by the French government.  The agreement was initially used directly as the basis for the Anglo-French Vivendi mode of 1918, which provided a framework for the management of enemy occupied territories in the Levant. . . .