The Pelinese Minister of Foreign Affairs is conducting a visit in Kliegme as a show of support for its government in the recent diplomatic controversy. Prime Minister Aleksei Makarovic stated during a press conference regarding the issue that the visit ”reflects Pelinai’s support for the independence of Kliegmean domestic policies from foreign interference, as well as its recognition of the need for solidarity against continuing attacks on the fundamental right of cultures to self-determination.”
Kliegme has agreed to a visit from Pelinai, seeking a friendly relation with a fellow Orthodox nation that is Pelinai.
Vice-President Hamilton was taking questions in parliament today when he was asked by the opposition if former PM Ernest LeRogue will receive a state funeral as per his right as a former PM. VP Hamilton responded “To the extent the state paid for the body bag he was buried at sea in this morning, yes. If you mean the typical ceremony, then no.” This did not go down well with the opposition, who are yet to replace a successor to Mr LeRogue, and parliament had to be suspended.,
The Termina Commerce Guild has issued a firm condemnation against the United States of Izaakia calling the Assassination of Le Rogue a betrayal of historic proportions and a violation of Terminan sovereignty. The Governor General of Point Rain also condemned the murder of 6 of his local “guns” (point rain slang for hired gun or mercenary) who were dispatched to the scene of the crime.
Izaakian foreign minister accuses the TCC, and specifically Point Rain of harbouring and supporting terrorists, not only the Izaakian classified ones such as Terra Firma, but also terror organisations such as RIM. She went on to say, “so long as Point Rain doesn’t support the security arrangements of Izaakia, or our international partners, it will face the consequences of those actions.”
A Nordfhrient city resident has been arrested for hate speech and public nuisance after protesting in a market square, chanting “All heterosexuals should be ashamed of themselves!” and that “Should we fail, the much more liberal Gianatla, or even perhaps Eflad, should take over the state of Nordfhrient and declare war on the Brient regime, and systematically persecute every single heterosexual!”
The LGBT movement in Besern have expressed that they have nothing to do with him, stating “the equality propelled by the movements extends to all people who choose to have a harmony of their own, even those who want a binary harmony”.
Earlier this morning, the Forscovan Navy discovered a military base on one of their outlying islands
The executions of those convicted of treason and other serious charges due to their participation in the past year’s military regime are to be carried out next week. Hundreds of senior military officers and civilian collaborators are to meet their deaths by firing squad and drug-induced executions, respectively. The government has refused to grant the usual privilege for the sentenced military officers to give the order to fire in their own executions, a move seen by many as a way to humiliate them by depriving them of this routine honor. Contrary to some rumors, the government has denied it will carry out the executions en masse, insisting that “every criminal will receive their individual punishments for their own actions. We have no intention to impose a collective punishment which is contrary to the spirit of Ryccian justice. The executions will be carried out individually”.
Izaakians celebrate the “Salting of the Earth Festival” on the 3145th anniversary of the salting the earth of Spirio, an ancient city state that included the wrath of a nation by executing a Montacian king Anthony in the burning bull. He was avenged by his sister, Empress Atlantia The Patient Fury, who was consumed by vengeance. She spent 5 years building an army and navy the likes of which the world had never seen, and laid siege to Spirio. After two years, their king was killed by the high priests of Spirio, who flung open the gates and asked for mercy. Mercy was not given and the entire region was massacred, burned and salted.
Empress Atlantia gathered the ashes of the city, and laid them to rest in the family vaults in place of her brothers body. There she laid for 11 days, without food or water before finally succumbing to death.
The modern ceremony involves fireworks and feasts on the first day, followed by 10 days of fasting and celebrations during the day, on the 11th day there are usually street parties, followed by one of the heaviest drinking nights of the year.
The military base has been identified as belonging to a private military group, which is explicitly banned in Forscova. The military has given the occupying force one two days to remove themselves from the island.
A potentially hazardous glutinous substance, most likely ricin, has been seized from an incoming foreigner by the Besernian Immigration Authority in Rungenbouen. The foreigner has not been identified and is being detained for questioning.
Multiple bombs have been found and defused in London, Nicholas and Great Britain. The Nicholas and Great British police force have said that they believe that Romordian forces were behind the planting of the bombs.
The TCG hit back against Izaakian claims firmly denies harboring terrorist organizations such as the RIM and accused the USI of, “failing to produce overwhelming evidence proving Terra Firma Agronomics is a terror organization.” The TCG also went further saying that the USI failed to go through peaceful means such as seeking the extradition of Le Rogue irreparably harming trust between both states.
Montwælda Rombold comes out strongly against the TCG, saying “For too long the guild has held the worlds security hostage, for too long the TCG has been holding its city states hostage, and for too long we have let it act with impunity. Now is the time where the TCG and its less distinguished members begin to reap the consequences of what they sow. The TCG is not a country, it’s is a business, a cartel with an iron grip over its constituents, and we will treat it as such.
From today the TCG and Point Rain have been added to the Sponsors of Terrorism list, and their assets in the USI will be seized. Any Izaakian-Termina commerce must deal directly with the other city states. Business with the TCG and Point Rain, including Point Rain armouries will be prohibited. Any party that purchases weapons from the Point Rain armouries, will also face an arms embargo from the USI.
We can not and will not allow The TCG and Point Rain to continue its reign of terror, they must learn the consequences of their actions. It makes them less safe, poorer and more isolated.”
When questioned over Ryccia’s trade links with the TCG, a spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry stated “our stance regarding the TCG remains unchanged. We have no plans to impose any particular economic penalties as the situation stands in the present”.
The Navy has engaged the intruding military group
Andrey Vyacheslav, the FM of Kliegme, commented that Izaakia refusing to provide evidence of Terra Firma Agronomics being a terrorist organization and consequently being unable to convince the Terminans that Le Rogue was a potential liability is a factor that lead to deterioration of relations between Termina and Izaakia.
Kliegme has stated that current trade relations and joint projects, such as the Gora-V pipeline, will be continued regardless of the disputes.
Starhawk Pact Forces have yet to break the Folsterian Defences, King Edward II seriously considering peace.
With the Esfalsan general election looming just over a month away, incumbent Chancellor Levi Herdes is set to meet his opponents Assemblyman Evan Linwood and former State Councillor Karina Dreyer in the final debate for the Chancellorship this weekend.
With Kliegme seeing opportunity to expand its share regarding trade with the TCC, the Kliegmean Government and the Industries are calculating numbers, risks and benefits on all moves that can be made by all parties.