ST. RICHARDS, PRETANY — The Suvumese regime has issued a stern public warning to Neo Delta’s government, in response to that country’s recent decision to establish diplomatic relations with Goytakanya, the disputed island asserting independence from Suvuma.
The statement, delivered to Neo Delta’s ambassador in Suvuma this morning, but also released to international media by the Suvumese delegation at the Assembly of Nations in St. Richards, reads as follows:
“The Suvumese people have long enjoyed a warm friendship with Neo Delta, and especially our close neighbors in the Brugas Archipelago. Over the years we have forged an important economic partnership, offering unparalleled opportunities for trade and development, access to dynamic growing markets and vast natural resources, and unlimited use of key airspace and sea lanes for the safe travel of passengers and cargo. We have always welcomed the people of Neo Delta and Brugas into our cities, villages and homes, and we have always trusted them as valued friends and allies.”
“Neo Delta’s recent rhetoric supporting the Goytakano terrorists, lawless enemies of the Suvumese state and shameless murderers of their fellow Suvumese citizens, is a saddening betrayal of that longtime trust and friendship. It is also a profound insult to the countless Suvumese heroes who sacrificed their lives in the fight to preserve the peace and unity of Suvuma, and to the grieving families who mourn their loss.”
“Forty years ago, Goytakano terrorists seized power from Suvumese authorities in Bhagurah; displacing, attacking and murdering innocent Suvumese civilians. These were bloodthirsty criminals; their actions violated international law; their rule has always been illegal; and the land they tried to steal has always remained part of Suvuma. By declaring exactly the opposite — that the terrorist reign is legitimate, deserving recognition and respect from the world — Neo Delta has abandoned any claim to neutrality in this conflict and any possible role as a peacemaker. Neo Delta has firmly sided against the Suvumese people.”
“It is completely unacceptable for a foreign power to support an illegal domestic insurrection on Suvumese territory, and therefore the Suvumese Federal Republic has no choice but to request that Neo Delta reverse its decision and renounce the Goytakano terrorist entity, with the reminder that failure to do so will result in severe diplomatic consequences.”
The statement did not specify details, but Suvuma is known for its policy of breaking ties with any country that establishes relations with Goytakanya. Meanwhile sources in Neo Delta indicated that that country’s leaders planned to hold a meeting soon to discuss their response.