Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Minister Koval

Played by veteran Star Trek actor John Fleck in the Deep Space Nine episode “Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges”, Koval was the Chairman of the Romulan Tal Shiar during the Dominion War. He was a long-standing opponent of the Federation-Romulan Alliance, advocating that the Romulan Star Empire should seek a separate peace with the Dominion.

It was later revealed that Koval was a Federation operative and had been working with Starfleet Intelligence for more than a year. The “assassination plot” to kill him was a collaborative effort between Starfleet, Section 31 and Koval himself to ensure Kimara Cretak’s dismissal from the Senate, thus giving him Cretak's seat on the Continuing Committee. Koval’s placement gave the Federation an ally inside the highest reaches of the Romulan government.

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