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Things were touch and go, for awhile today as the previous post attests. This historic accord almost did not happen. During the background briefing prior to the trip, we heard the press corps asking if it was possible that something might go south with this agreement, and that almost happened.

The problem appears to have been a concern on the part of the Armenian delegation with a portion of the statement to be made by the Turkish Foreign Minister subsequent to the signing. Hillary stepped in, spoke privately with both parties, and help wordsmith the remarks to something acceptable to the parties involved.

We are VERY PROUD of you, Madame Secretary! Great work!

Pictured in the gallery:

European Union foreign affairs chief, Javier Solana, French foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, Swiss foreign minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Armenian foreign minister, Edouard Nalbandian, Turkish foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, and Slovenian foreign minister, Samuel Zbogar.

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