Nicholas plays the Diplomacy Strategy Card. From this point forward for the rest of this Round, neither Steve nor Nicholas are permitted to activate each other's systems.
Steve has the option of playing the Secondary Ability of this Strategy Card.
Steve has the Speaker Token and does not need to spend and Command Counters from his Strategy Allocation Pool. He performs the Secondary Ability of this Strategy Card and unexhausts 2 planets.
Everyone has exercised the option to play the Secondary Ability from the Strategy Card Nicholas chose. He flips the Strategy Card over (Inactive) but leaves it in his area.
The game turn resumes with the next player action in order as specified by the numbers of the Strategy Cards.
Steve is next.