Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of hitting embassy in Yemen air strike

Tehran, IranSaudi jets "deliberately" struck Iran's embassy in Yemen in an air raid that wounded staff, Tehran's foreign ministry said on Thursday, as tensions between the two regional powers mounted.

Smoke rises as Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Protesters upset over the execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia set fires to the Saudi embassy in Tehran earlier this week. (Mohammadreza Nadimi/ISNA via AP)

Smoke rises as Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Protesters upset over the execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia set fires to the Saudi embassy in Tehran earlier this week. (Mohammadreza Nadimi/ISNA via AP)

"This deliberate action by Saudi Arabia is a violation of all international conventions that protect diplomatic missions," foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by state television.

"The Saudi government is responsible for the damage caused and for the situation of members of staff who were injured," Ansari added, without specifying when the alleged strike took place.

AFP


Updated Date: Jan 07, 2016 16:36 PM

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