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Saudi Arabia to investigate alleged Saudi bombing of Iranian embassy in Yemen

(Xinhua)    08:36, January 08, 2016

RIYADH, Jan. 7 -- Saudi Arabia said Thursday it will investigate Tehran's allegations of an Saudi air bombing on Iran's embassy in Yemen, Al Arabiya news reported.

Iran accused the strike of injuring a number of embassy guards and damaging the building in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday night.

Saudi Brigadier Gen. Ahmed Asiri, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition fighting against Houthi rebels in Yemen, said the coalition had carried out excessive attacks in Sanaa against rocket launchers that the Houthis used against Saudi Arabia.

He said that Houthi militias used civilian establishments, including deserted embassies, adding that the coalition had asked all countries to provide the locations of their diplomatic missions.

The spokesman asserted that the accusations based on Houthis are not credible.

Local witnesses in Sanaa said Thursday that the Iranian embassy appeared in good condition and had no signs of air bombing.

Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran on Sunday after angry protesters in Shiite-dominated Iran stormed the Saudi embassy and consulate against the Saudi execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

A number of Arab states have either cut or downgraded the diplomatic ties with Tehran.

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