More ramping up of violence between the caretakers of Sushi Islam.
Saudi jets ‘bomb Iranian embassy in Yemen’ as tensions mount following Riyadh’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric
Saudi jets have ‘deliberately’ hit the Iranian embassy in Yemen in an air raid that wounded staff, Tehran has claimed today. Pictured: bomb damage in the capital Sanaa on December 30
- Warplanes struck embassy during air raid on Wednesday, Iran has claimed
- Tehran’s foreign ministry spokesman described it as a ‘deliberate action’
- The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is to launch an investigation
- Comes as car bomb kills 65 at police training centre in Libyan town, Zliten
- See full news coverage on Saudi Arabia and tensions with Iran
Saudi jets have ‘deliberately’ bombed the Iranian embassy in Yemen in an air raid that wounded staff, Tehran has claimed today.
Warplanes struck the building as they pounded Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Wednesday night, Iran claimed, as tensions with Saudi Arabia continued to mount.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman described the strike as a ‘deliberate action’ and a ‘violation of all international conventions that protect diplomatic missions’.
Hossein Jaber Ansari said: ‘The Saudi government is responsible for the damage caused and for the situation of members of staff who were injured.’
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen will investigate the accusation, according to the group’sn spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri said.
Coalition jets carried out heavy strikes in Sanaa on Wednesday night to target missile launchers used by the Houthi militia to fire at Saudi Arabia, he said, adding that the group has used civilian facilities including abandoned embassies.