DS9: "The Way of The Warrior":
SISKO: They've decided to condemn the Klingon invasion. In response, Gowron has expelled all Federation citizens from the Klingon Empire and recalled his ambassadors from the Federation.
KIRA: You're saying he cut off diplomatic relations?
SISKO: He's done more than that. The Klingons have withdrawn from the Khitomer Accords. The peace treaty between the Federation and the Klingon Empire has ended.
O'BRIEN: Captain, you're never going to believe this. A Klingon ship just decloaked off upper pylon three and is requesting permission to dock. They claim they have Chancellor Gowron on board and he is demanding to speak with Mister Worf, personally.
TNG "Unification I":
Picard: "Very well, tell Gowron, Leader of the High Council of the Klingon Empire, that his Arbiter Of Succession, Jean-Luc Picard, needs...a favor."
B'Ijik: "'A favor'?"
Picard: "I require a cloaked vessel."
B'Ijik: "'A cloaked vessel'...is no small favor, Captain."
Would Gowron refuse to at least discuss it with his "Arbiter Of Succession"? Couldn't Picard have worked this out immediately? Why isn't he involved? Or was he behind the scenes? STU, writers notes, or EU is welcome.
I understand later that things will work themselves out. I'm just wondering why at this point in history Picard who is the logical choice wouldn't be involved or mentioned in some way.