|Subject:||Azar Begins Boycott on KE|
THE FOLLOWING IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED FEDERATION OF PLANETS
*The image of President Azar standing behind a podium bearing the Presidential Seal. The podium stands before the entrance to the Federation Embassy on Hellesport and behind the President, the figures of Ambassadors McCormack, Thran (Breen) and th'Muniron (IPC) can be seen. The President's face is unusually stern, considering his normally positive attitude.*
"Twenty-four hours.... that is how long we gave the Klingon High Council to meet the requirements of our ultimatum. It was a simple demand: 'End the oppression of Bajor and we will continue to trade with you and support you both financially and in the realms of providing you with equipment and supplies needed for your survival. However, continue the oppression and that trade will cease.' Ladies and gentlebiengs, I can now confirm that at this moment, the Klingon Empire continues to occupy Bajor and no word has been passed to myself or our Ambassador of the Klingon homeworlds saying that they intend to do otherwise. As such, myself, Emperor ch'Revashni and Domo Brex are officially closing our nations borders to any traders from Klingon space. We are also ending channels of diplomatic aid and freezing all of our financial assets on the Klingon markets. The Defence Secretary will soon be holding a holding a press conference on where Starfleet will begin sourcing equipment after he has finished negotiations of new contracts. This was not a move that we wanted to make, however we shall not stand by. I sincerely hope that the High Council will come to their senses soon and we are able to end this tension and continue our work for the betterment of all our peoples. Thank you, no questions please."