Iran says Saudi strike hits embassy in Yemen

    Iran says Saudi strike hits embassy in Yemen

    Jan 7, Tehran: Iran on Thursday accused Saudi-led coalition warplanes of damaging its embassy and injuring staff in an air strike on Yemen's capital, Sanaa in the overnight airstrike. But there were no visible signs of damage on the building.

    State media quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying planes had deliberately targeted the site.

    But some later reports in Iran said missiles struck only in the vicinity of the embassy.

    Residents and witnesses in Sanaa reported there was no damage to the main embassy building.

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

    Analysts have feared the dispute could boil over into the proxy wars between the two Mideast rivals in Yemen and in Syria.

    Residents quoted by Reuters said missiles had struck 700m (2,300 feet) from the embassy, causing shrapnel and rocks to land near the building.

    The Oslo Times


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