Hillary Clinton Email Archive: HONDURAS: MAYBE, MAYBE


From: Cheryl Mills
To: Hillary Clinton
Date: 2009-08-28 08:30

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05764911 Date: 07/31/2015  



From: Mills, Cheryl D <MillsCD@state.gov>
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 8:30PM

To: Subject: Fw: Honduras: Maybe, maybe


From: Kelly, Craig A
To: Mills, Cheryl D; Abedin, Huma; Sullivan, Jacob 3
Cc: Smith, Daniel B; Macmanus, Joseph E
Sent: Sat Aug 29 16:53:56 2009

Subject: Fw: Honduras: Maybe, maybe

Attached is from Lew Amselem, our rep to OAS. He gives a readout of his conversation today with Arias Accord negotiator Jon Biehl. Some nice comments about S from Biehi and Arias. I will forward another note from Hugo Llorens with similar message. Best, ck

From: Amselem, W Lewis
To: Task Force Honduras; Otero, Maria

Sent: Sat Aug 29 13:54:22 2009

Honduras: Maybe, maybe From: amseleM
To: Amselem, W Lewis

Sent: Sat Aug 29 13:51:00 2009

Biehi called a little after 1:30 pm to say the meeting with the de facto envoys had been abruptly cancelled — but for perhaps a positive reason.

Micheletti has asked about half the team to return to Tegucigalpa (Corrales stayed, as “he seeks to confirm that he will not lose his visa”).

In the phone call he got from the de facto envoys as they headed for the airport, Biehl said he detected a positive attitude. The envoys seemed confident they would get M to sign the SJ Accord. The envoys prmoised to call Biehi late this afternoon with the news from Honduras.

If, if, if, if, the news is positive, Biehl and OAS Political Director Victor Rico will leave for Tegucigalpa tomorrow morning to meet Micheletti, make sure this is not another time-wasting tactic, and get something in writing from him that he agrees to the Accord and will sign it.

Just before speaking to me, Biehl had spoken with Arias who expressed cautious optimisim that we might have a break-through. Arias told Biehl to tell us, that if that happens the United States gets the credit. Arias said the US has played the game exactly right, with the appropriate mix of carrots, sticks, toughness, unified message, even-handedness and, above all, good timing. A

rias said the Europeans have been calling him over the past two days, and have fallen into line with the US; the Swedes, as head of the EU, and have told him that they will take their cue from the US and will support US actions.

Arias, Biehi said, was extremely complimentary of the “great political instincts shown by Secretary Clinton.”


UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05764911 Date: 07/31/2015

With fingers crossed, the old rabbit’s foot out of the box in the attic, I will be sacrificing a chicken in the backyard to Moloch . . .



2 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Email Archive: HONDURAS: MAYBE, MAYBE

  1. Yeah, you really don’t hear that name unless you study the Bible, or Ancient Babylonian texts. My guess, the latter, especially in context. Why am I not surprised?

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