IAC: The Northeastern Sea Crisis

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Post by Nordic Republic of Skoden » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:06 am

The Skodenian ambassador is fuming.
"You may keep your Marks, ambassador Beringer. Frankly, for a self-proclaimed diplomatic nation, I find it interesting that your form of diplomacy is insulting the nation you are attempting to negotiate with. But that's beside the point, isn't it?"
He is very clearly making a great effort not to make an outburst. Skoden is a nation known for its culture emphasizing pride and honor, which was clearly contested by the Laeralian ambassador.
"I, personally, do not want this to escalate into an armed conflict. However, you all must realize that C.D.S.P. has the right to tell each and every one of you that you are not welcome on their land or in their airspace. If you want your citizens evacuated, I suggest you plan on allowing the Confederate Dominion to conduct the evacuation, assuming he hasn't lost his patience." 'Hell, I don't know how much I will last either, to be honest', he thinks to himself. "The aspect of sending your own aircraft with your own personnel into C.D.S.P. territory to evacuate your citizens is off of the table, I suggest you find alternatives. Otherwise, I hope your citizens are resourceful enough to find their own way home."
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Post by Lauchenoiria » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:41 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>Separatist Peoples</dt><dd>Feb 9 2018, 03:01:01 AM</dd></dl><div><blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>Lauchenoiria</dt><dd>Feb 9 2018, 02:39:42 AM</dd></dl><div>Ambassador Craighan sighs, and pushes her glasses back up her nose.
"I think we can all agree that quoting World Assembly resolutions gets us nowhere, and serves only to increase tensions. Any argument that the C.D.S.P. has violated laws has no basis, as the laws do not apply to the C.D.S.P. At this moment, discussion of the chemical weapons is going nowhere, I suggest we focus on the issue of evacuation."

Her aide hands her a tablet and she pauses momentarily to read what it says.
"The government of Lauchenoiria has promised to refund any travel expenses of Lauchenoirian citizens wishing to exit the C.D.S.P. or Bigtopia due to the conflict who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. As far as we know, we do not have any ships in the conflict zone."

She hands the tablet back to her aide and turns to face Ambassador Dukat.
"Demand for flights, however, far exceeds supply, and many Lauchenoirians who wish to leave the C.D.S.P. are unable to do so. We've had reports of a fight breaking out over the last ticket on a flight. An analysis done for our government suggests that, with the amount of people currently wishing to leave and amount of flights currently scheduled, that the evacuation will take well over a week. Some people will not be happy."
[/quote]"See, this?" Dukat gestures to Craighan while looking at Russo, "This is negotiation."

Turning to Craighan, he continues, "Most of our commercial aircraft are private, and so we have little control over seats on board. However, I believe we can open up the possibility of chartered flights. The Foreign Ministry could potentially make down payments, and assign the debts to the Lauchenoirian embassy. This would limit the majority of negotiation with the charter lines. How many of your citizens are even in the Confederate Dominion?"[/quote]"As I understand it, the issue is not so much that there is a large quantity of Lauchenoirian citizens in the C.D.S.P., but rather a lack of scheduled flights. They are not very frequent. I don't have exact figures, but I can get them for you."

She looks pointedly at her aide who begins typing a message frantically on his tablet.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all the other ambassadors present that anything that can be interpreted as an insult is not conducive to productive negotiation. I am sure all of us here would rather the situation was resolved peacefully." As she speaks, she avoids looking at anyone in particular.

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Post by Laeral » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:41 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>Separatist Peoples</dt><dd>Feb 9 2018, 01:41:33 AM</dd></dl><div>Dukat looks back at Beringer, "Minister Beringer, you are the only foreign party to these discussions that seems capable of listening. For you, I will employ my plenipotentiary powers. I cannot, and will not, authorize your entry. However, I believe we can tow your frigates to the border or evacuate the crew. Provided they pass a security check. To do so, I will require ship manifests, a count of the crew, and any information you have regarding their most recent positions."[/quote]"Ambassador Dukat," Minister Beringer says, "I will ensure that this information is forwarded to your government, once our diplomats in the Confederate Dominion are able to gather it. I'm glad that you've been willing to negotiate here, and I hope that once we've organized and shared this information, you'll be able to evacuate our citizens to the relief fleet so that our ships can leave."

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Post by Sancti Imperii Catholico » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:31 pm

OOC: whoops quoted the wrong thing my bad

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Post by Sancti Imperii Catholico » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:42 pm

Alvon Russo feels his pocket vibrate. Sliding his phone out, he sees the caller ID, ?Cardinal Thomas?. He excuses himself and walks out, answering the phone.
?Yes, Your Eminence??
?Are you still negotiating?? Cardinal Thomas inquires in disbelief.
?Yes, the CDSP aren?t letting us use their airspace, and I?ve been trying to negotiate with them, but they are being to stubborn,? he says this last part with contempt.
?Alvon.?
?Yea??
?You?re an idiot. Withdraw our ships so we can evacuate our citizens. I wish I had some real ambassadors with me right now, but they?re all negotiating trade deals overseas.?
Russo gulps, ?Yes, Your Eminence.?
Alvon walks back into the room, and taking his seat says, ?The SIC is willin to withdraw its ships. The SIC requests that the CDSP charter a flight to Diosmetropolis for our citizens and any others in the conflict zone that can fit. The SIC will personally reimburse you.?

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Post by Separatist Peoples » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:15 pm

"Yes, I believe something can be arranged. If you notify your respective embassies to disburse funding to citizens seeking it, they would be able to charter a flight themselves or take a commercial flight anywhere necessary," said Dukat, still speaking to Minister Beringer. "In exchange for a total withdrawal of the fleet, I believe my government can pressure airline companies to make flights available in some way, and will conveniently not issue outgoing foreign flights be grounded. Compensation for any additional costs could be determined at a later date.

"Assuming we are agreed on this exchange: evacuation for removal of that fleet, is there anything else on our agenda?"

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Post by Laeral » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:32 pm

"You have yourself an agreement," Minister Beringer says. "The Laeralian embassy in New Gettysburg, as well as our various consulates, have already been gathering requests for transport. If your government can make airline seats and tickets available for our citizens, as well as prevent flights from being grounded and tow Laeralian freighters outside the conflict zone, our ships will completely withdraw."

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Post by Sancti Imperii Catholico » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:36 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>Separatist Peoples</dt><dd>Feb 10 2018, 11:15:36 PM</dd></dl><div>"Yes, I believe something can be arranged. If you notify your respective embassies to disburse funding to citizens seeking it, they would be able to charter a flight themselves or take a commercial flight anywhere necessary," said Dukat, still speaking to Minister Beringer. "In exchange for a total withdrawal of the fleet, I believe my government can pressure airline companies to make flights available in some way, and will conveniently not issue outgoing foreign flights be grounded. Compensation for any additional costs could be determined at a later date.

"Assuming we are agreed on this exchange: evacuation for removal of that fleet, is there anything else on our agenda?"[/quote]?If I may, Mr Dukat, we are willing to withdraw our fleet if you would charter a flight for the inhabitants of the small monastery. We do not have an embassy in your country, but we will compensate you,? Alvon Russo says this while leaning forward towards Mr. Dukat, annoyed he blatantly ignored him.

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Post by Verwood » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:32 pm

Disbelieving of how long the silence had lasted Kenzie quietly shut her tablet down.

When she spoke it was with the same calm confidence with which she had conducted herself throughout. ?This is official notification that the VIA are withdrawing from this meeting.? She wasn?t sure if anyone really cared but she felt that duty required she explain. ?Prime Minister Berkley called this Special Session to discuss the CDSP's use of chemical weapons.? She made a show of checking the folder that had been issued to all delagates and held it up. ?It says so right here. The only negotiations had, however seem to be whether the Dominion will allow its neighbours to perform the most basic of humanitarian functions without hitting them with its big stick. This is not a conversation to which the Archipelago will be party.? She rose quietly and replaced her chair under the table. ?Our fleet will remain at station to assist with humanitarian efforts and will withdraw if and when an agreement to do has been reached. I wish you every success in achieving your goals. I will however be returning to Port Brigstowe in order that I might report my failiure to Prime Minister Berkley in person.? The briefest of nods and then she was gone.

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Post by United Kingdom of Osirisa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:26 am

Ambassador Grayson grumbles something to one of his aides before turning back to the table. ?Mr. Dukat, on behalf of my government I formally request that any Osirisan citizens found inside or near the conflict zone be flown, by military transport to the nearest embassy. I?m sorry we just don?t trust the civilian airlines with this. Although I cannot offer direct monetary compensation for this action I can offer a reduction in tariffs on C.D.S.P. made products for a period of no less than five years with an option to renegotiate after that time is up.? He clears he throat and continues . ?In regards to Ms. Kenzie?s comments, the United Kingdom does not fear any nation, we simply like to be practical. The C.D.S.P. has yet to threaten us or other IDU nations, and we aren?t willing to attack them for exercising their legal right to do what they please within their borders. They aren?t subject to the WA rules and regulations like the rest of us and to my knowledge there is no regional ban on these weapons. It?s true, my government doesn?t like the C.D.S.P.?s use of chemical weapons but if we only had diplomatic relations with nations we completely agreed with, it?d be a very short list. Serious Diplomatic relationships aren?t made over night and despite our concerns, the Kingdom sees this as an opportunity to thaw potentially frosty relations.?

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Post by Separatist Peoples » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>Sancti Imperii Catholico</dt><dd>Feb 10 2018, 03:42:41 PM</dd></dl><div>Alvon Russo feels his pocket vibrate. Sliding his phone out, he sees the caller ID, ?Cardinal Thomas?. He excuses himself and walks out, answering the phone.
?Yes, Your Eminence??
?Are you still negotiating?? Cardinal Thomas inquires in disbelief.
?Yes, the CDSP aren?t letting us use their airspace, and I?ve been trying to negotiate with them, but they are being to stubborn,? he says this last part with contempt.
?Alvon.?
?Yea??
?You?re an idiot. Withdraw our ships so we can evacuate our citizens. I wish I had some real ambassadors with me right now, but they?re all negotiating trade deals overseas.?
Russo gulps, ?Yes, Your Eminence.?
Alvon walks back into the room, and taking his seat says, ?The SIC is willin to withdraw its ships. The SIC requests that the CDSP charter a flight to Diosmetropolis for our citizens and any others in the conflict zone that can fit. The SIC will personally reimburse you.?[/quote]"I suppose arrangements can be made." Pulling a sheaf of paper from a dossier, he casually wrote a number on it. "This is a routing number for a C.D.S.P. Foreign Ministry escrow account. It's currently empty, so any hacking attempt would ultimately be fruitless. Chartering a flight of this kind will probably run you about &#036;G2,400 per flight hour. If your government transfers 150% of the projected cost, the escrow bursar will disburse a compensatory amount based on our receipts and unforeseen costs. The additional 50% will be a retainer against run-over costs, and will be disbursed back to you when our debts are satisfied. I trust that this will be sufficient."

Dukat points his finger at the VIA delegation in a vaguely gun shape. "I'm terribly sorry that your goals were frustrated, ambassador. Perhaps the next time the C.D.S.P. starts an international incident, there will an opportunity to negotiate for more than the lives of your fleet." He mocks firing the gun and winks.

To ambassador Grayson, Dukat shrugs, A military escort isn't a likely option. The Air and Space Force craft aren't taxis, after all, and we have no bases abroad to bother routing regular military flights. We suggest your civilians seek commerical transportation or continue their lives as usual, like 99.9% of the C.D.S.P. population has.

Dukat's phone chirped, and he checked the screen. "Oh, damn. The Muskegine Club seems to have won the national cup. I hate seeing an underdog win."

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Post by United Kingdom of Osirisa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:27 am

Mr. Dukat, if I may suggest an alternative. Would it be possible for your government to Sheppard any of our wayward citizens to a location on your borders so that an unarmed detachment of our National Guard may retrieve them. If you would be willing to do so I?ll ask that our Seventh Fleet, which has yet to reach the conflict zone, resume their previous mission to Maxtopia?s coasts and leave your waters unmolested. My delegation asks this because some of our citizens might be unable to be contacted or unable to get a flight.

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Post by Separatist Peoples » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>United Kingdom of Osirisa</dt><dd>Feb 13 2018, 02:27:07 AM</dd></dl><div>Mr. Dukat, if I may suggest an alternative. Would it be possible for your government to Sheppard any of our wayward citizens to a location on your borders so that an unarmed detachment of our National Guard may retrieve them. If you would be willing to do so I?ll ask that our Seventh Fleet, which has yet to reach the conflict zone, resume their previous mission to Maxtopia?s coasts and leave your waters unmolested. My delegation asks this because some of our citizens might be unable to be contacted or unable to get a flight. [/quote]"Ambassador, is there any reason your citizens cannot make their own way to a border? The entirety of our terrestrial territory is unaffected by the conflict, and I see little reason to send our police on a round-up of Osirisian citizens. Which we couldn't track, as we don't keep a master list of our citizens. And does your National Guard generally function in foreign states? Marche Noir is not known for tolerating foreigners, let alone military forces. Brasilistan is unstable. Greater and New Lilliputia are both friendly enough, but a foreign military operation is likely a bridge too far. My geography may be rusty, but Osirisa and the C.D.S.P. share no land border."

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Post by United Kingdom of Osirisa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm

?Mr. Ambassador, I wasn?t asking you to drive them, simply to send them in the right direction, preferably one close to the conflict zone. I had thought that someone of your standing would know that in addition to meaning a clergyman, the word ?shepherd? means ?guide?. While we don?t have open diplomatic relations with Marche Noir we do have rather large consulates in Greater and New Lilliputia, both of which house a detachment of Royal Marines and though they may look snazzy in their dress blues I assure you they aren?t for decoration, and the ?government? of Brasilistan couldn?t find their ass with both hands and a map, let alone mount any coherent response to any hypothetical incursion. By the way our National Guard can and does function wherever we tell them to. I offered to send the Guard because I was sure that you?d be uncomfortable with the 3rd Special Warfare Division waiting on your borders, I know I wouldn?t like it. Oh, on a personal note, you don?t hold a census? Why not?? Holding up the cigar he?s been chewing on he asks ? Anyone mind if I smoke this??
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Post by Separatist Peoples » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:25 pm

"I suppose we can point them in the right direction. Your troops should make a point of stopping at an overland checkpoint. Read the signs and do as they say, or the guards are liable to shoot."

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Post by United Kingdom of Osirisa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 pm

Separatist Peoples wrote:"I suppose we can point them in the right direction. Your troops should make a point of stopping at an overland checkpoint. Read the signs and do as they say, or the guards are liable to shoot."
Seeing no objections Grayson lights his cigar as an aide produces a pewter ashtray. "I'll see to it that our people are properly instructed."

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Post by Grosseschnauzer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:24 pm

The ambassadors depart from their seats and exit the chamber. This meeting was in diplomatic terms, useless and nonproductive and failed utterly to address the real problems caused by the CDSP, namely their indiscriminate use of chemcal weapons causing injury to nnocent bystanders and their false residency in the IDU.

To be sure, the schnauzerlands chancellor will get the incontrovertible information out there and some will be surprised how detailed the visual evidence is.

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