Actiunea 2012 asks USA to recall the Ambassador James Pettit who said a few days ago that "Basarabia is not Romania". The unionists organized a protest in front of the US Embassy in Bucharest. A similar event took place in front of the diplomatic mission in Chisinau.
"We consider that the statements of the Ambassador Pettit are only his and do not represent the policy of the allied state - USA", said the leader of Actiunea 2012, George Simion.
The protesters wrote a letter addressed to the US Secretary John Kerry, requesting USA to recognize that the statement was a blunder of the Ambassador and the accents have not been put right. "I do not know if our ally, of Romania, can say something like that. We hope that USA will recall this Ambassador and wil apologize. At the same time, we ask the Embassy in Bucharest to make a statement to these assertions", concluded Simion.
The unionists anounce that will stay non-stop in front of the US Embassy until will not come a first reaction from the American state.
In Chisinau, in front of the demonstrators came a representative from the Embassy to whom they gave several volumes of history, a gesture accompanied by the message: Tell the Ambassador to read and to convince himself that Basarabia is Romania!
We remind that the President of the Senate, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, announced that he will consult with the members of the Standing Bureau and with the leaders of the parliamentary groups, concerning the opportunity of a joint statement regarding the affirmations of the US Ambassador in Chisinau, James Pettit.
And the senator Viorel Badea sent a letter adressed to the US Secretary John Kerry, where he wrote, the lack of a reaction from the US Departament of State, shows that James D. Pettit expressed the official position of the United States of America on relations between the Republic of Moldova and Romania.
The protest in Bucharest:
The protest in Chisinau: