With great concern, the government of the Elemental Republic of Spiritus denounces the ongoing coup in Osiris.
The occupation of Osiris by an illegitimate government that has seized power from a democratically elected leader, against the expressed will of the Osiran citizenry, is completely unacceptable. It is the worst possible infringement on the ideal of regional self-determination, one of the Spiritan core values. With his actions, "Pharaoh" Cormac A Stark - having lost both the election and a recall bid against the lawfully elected Pharaoh prior to the coup - ended the existence of the OFO, brought unnecessary hostility to the region, and destabilized a major GCR.
Spiritus formally ceases all diplomatic relations and other everyday activities with the occupied Osiris, and strongly urges all other regions to do the same. We further urge cooperation by all necessary means, diplomatically as well as military, to resolve the situation and restore power to the legitimate government. We hope ideology will not get in the way of this, for coups are a serious danger to regions on both sides of the political spectrum.
We further apologize to the people of Osiris for the actions of our Founder Tim Stark, who is supporting the coup. He is acting without approval of the Spiritan government, and against the wishes of a large majority of Spiritans. He is no longer holding any governmental or military functions in our region.
Spiritus also condemns Cormac A Stark, who we understand has only recently been pardoned from a ban as a result of a prior criminal conviction in Osiris. With him being a longstanding persona non grata in our region, we are not surprised about his involvement.
President of Spiritus / Minister of Foreign Affairs and Information
Vice President of Spiritus / Minister of Culture / Former President
World Assembly Delegate / Minister of World Assembly Affairs / Former President
Chief Justice of Spiritus / Former President
Former Scribe of Justice of the OFO