Iran said Thursday it would protest to the UN Security Council after it accused Saudi warplanes of deliberately bombing its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Saudi Arabia retaliates for Iran burning down its embassy in Tehran.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said was quoted by official news agency IRNA as saying:.
“During an air raid by Saudi Arabia against Sanaa, a rocket fell near our embassy and unfortunately one of our guards was seriously wounded. We will inform the Security Council of the details of this attack within several hours. Saudi Arabia is responsible for the security of our diplomats and of our embassy in Sanaa.”
Saudi Arabia is letting Iran taste its own medicine, something the United States should have done a long time ago. Iran would never dare burn another Arab embassy again because now it knows there are consequences to its action. This is why Israel is feared in the Arab world. It uses the same approach to protect itself from terror.
This is why Hezbollah, armed with thousands of missiles, dares not attack Israel. It knows it will pay a very dear [rice for its terror.
Bravo Saudi Arabia.
A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes since March in Yemen against Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels.
The Iranian accusations came days after Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic ties with Iran in response to an arson attack on its own embassy in Tehran by protesters infuriated by Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.
Several allies of Saudi Arabia, including Bahrain, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia followed suit in cutting ties, as the crisis between the Middle East’s foremost Sunni and Shiite Muslim drew international concern.
Abdollahian on Thursday also rejected Bahrain’s claim of Iranian involvement in an alleged “terrorist” cell that was plotting attacks in the tiny Gulf kingdom.
Bahrain announced Wednesday it had dismantled the cell, which it said was linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah militia and was planning to carry out a series of bombings.
AFP contributed to this article.