Yemen Sanaa

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of bombing embassy in Yemen

Iran has accused Saudi-led coalition warplanes of “deliberately” bombing its embassy in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.

State media quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying members of staff had been wounded in an air strike.

Sanaa residents reported dozens of air strikes on Thursday by the coalition, which is battling Houthi rebels.

A coalition spokesman said the air strikes had targeted rebel missile launchers, and that the rebels had used abandoned embassies for operations.

Saudi Arabia has become embroiled in a diplomatic row with Iran after a Shia cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, was executed by the Saudi authorities.

The government in Riyadh accuses Iran of supporting the Houthis militarily – a charge it denies.

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