Fellow Councillors:

The Organization of Raw Material Exporting Countries (ORMEC) rises to speak on 008-5-EX.

Just as ORMEC would have voted in favor of authorizing Helvetica to pacify Batavia, so too would ORMEC have voted to authorize Zar to stabilize Austernreich. Unfortunately, in both of these cases, the initiating nations essentially ignored due process vis-a-vis the Security Council and General Assembly in the interest of expediency.

ORMEC does not oppose international intervention in troubled nations, but we do oppose interventions that are not pre-authorized by the international community.

ORMEC respectfully yields the floor.