Iran says Saudi-led strike hit its Yemen embassy

Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran on Sunday after crowds of protesters attacked two of its diplomatic posts in Iran.

By: AP | Dubai | Published:January 7, 2016 5:28 pm

Iran’s state-run news agency says a Saudi-led airstrike last night hit the Iranian Embassy in Yemen.

Associated Press journalists in Yemen could not immediately reach the embassy in the war-torn capital on Thursday after the IRNA report. Saudi officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, is held by Shiite rebels known as Houthis. They are targeted by an ongoing Saudi-led military campaign on behalf of Yemen’s internationally recognized government. Iran has offered support to the Houthis, but denies actively supporting their war effort.

Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran on Sunday after crowds of protesters attacked two of its diplomatic posts in Iran. Those attacks came after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent opposition Shiite cleric over the weekend.

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