The Romulans will enter the game! And all it will cost is this:
The life of one Romulan senator*, one criminal...and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer.
Now I don't know about all of you, but I'd call that...a bargain.
(PS: Yes, used this joke before, but it was worth using it again.)
*To be fair, Romulan senators are like a dime-a-dozen. I mean Shinzon killed all of them but one at the same time, and nobody seemed that devastated by it. Plus more senators probably died due to the Hobus supernova too.