Cesout Bonhom takes the podium in front of several reporters, having just been briefed on the Morovan response. He rests both his hands on the sides of the podium and begins...
"Clearly Karamazov believes if he's committed enough, he can make any story work. Look, let's start with some tough love, alright? Here it goes: He sucks at peddling nonsense. Period. What happened is unfortunate and we wish it hadn't. But let's remember why these people were even on that boat - they were fleeing Karamazov and his regime. To give Morova's government five-hundred million credits would not only be selling out the interests of the Quebecshirite people, but it would be a disgusting betrayal of the people who no longer walk this earth.
Trying times these are. Mister LaRochelle has been mildly stressed in regard to this matter, but following a meeting with the Grandmaster, he has made a confident decision for the time being. As of tomorrow, all Quebecshirite diplomats in Morova will withdraw from the embassy indefinitely. We hope to return one day, but this is what must be done for now. Karamazov would not be able to hold the Council of Nations to straight faces if he, holding his gun from a vessel of war, once again threatens diplomatic action, and to use the façade of a man of peace.
The Speaker, the Parliament, and the people of Quebecshire have spoken. No "reparations" and no prosecution of our servicemen. Period."