Bill Clinton and Tony Blair
Then British Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomes then US President Bill Clinton (left) to 10 Downing Street in 1998JOHNNY EGGITT/AFP/Getty Images

Never before seen transcripts of the private conversations between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton show the depth of the pair's relationship as leaders of their respective countries and the challenges they faced as they tackled pressing international issues.

From the lowest ebb of Clinton's presidency during a quagmire in Somalia, to the death of Princess Diana, the extracts show that the pair considered each other close partners and confidants in matters of high diplomacy.

On the death of Princess Diana:

Blair Clinton transcript

Clinton's warning on Iraq:

Blair Clinton transcript

On the lowest point of Clinton's presidency:

Blair Clinton transcript
Blair Clinton transcript

On the threat of non-state terror:

Blair Clinton transcript

On Bosnia and Boris Yeltsin:

Clinton Blair Transcripts

On the Northern Ireland peace process:

Blair Clinton transcript