An Iranian warship fired on a Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and occupied the rig, the rig’s owner said.
At the Romanian Embassy in Tehran, political consul Yujin Chira confirmed the incident, but provided few details.. “Some forces opened fire. That an incident has happened is true. We have no details or the reason yet,” he said.
The Iranians first fired into the air and then fired at the Orizont rig, said Radu Petrescu, spokesman for the private Romanian company GSP. Half an hour later, troops from the ship boarded and occupied the rig, and the company lost contact with the 26 crew members shortly afterward.
A Romanian lawmaker who leads the left-wing opposition accused Iran of taking a hostile action against Romania. He called on President Traian Basescu to lead an emergency meeting of the country’s supreme defense council and to take diplomatic action to free the crew and the rig. “The oil rig Orizont is Romanian territory,” said Mircea Geoana, who heads the Social Democratic Party.
Geoana served as foreign minister during 2000-2004.
Where’s the outrage, folks? Why is this act of war not plastered all over the media? Why is the UN ignoring this grievous act? Once again a rogue terrorist state bent on genocide has initiated an unprovoked attack on innocent civilians, and guess what – the Eurabians and the media sit back and proclaim “as long as it is not us.” The arrogance and disregard for international law by the Iranians gives us a glimpse of very dark days to come.