The Emir Feisal left Syria for Paris on November 17, 1918, as the official representative of his father, the King of the Hejaz, at the Peace Conference, but it was not till February, 1919, that the Supreme Council got seriously to work on Arab affairs. Preliminary discussions had, however, by then led to agreement on important modifications of the 1915-16 arrangements. The Sherifian point of view seems to have been that, as the only negotiations in which they had participated had been with Great Britain, it was for this Power to secure the fulfillment of the pledges given in 1915, and that these pledges implied a general recognition of Sherifian authority in the Arab countries. The instability of the French position had been accentuated by the mutiny of the Armenian Legionaries on February 16th, to which allusion has already been made.