Saudi coalition denies hitting Iran embassy in Yemen

The official spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Defense Gen. Ahmed Hassan al-Asiri speaks during news conference in Riyadh March 26, 2015. (Reuters)

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen denied an accusation by Iran that coalition jets targeted the Islamic republic's embassy in Sanaa on Wednesday night, coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri said.

An investigation found that "the allegations are false and that no operations were carried out around the embassy or near to it," a coalition statement said.

Iran said on Thursday that Saudi warplanes had attacked its embassy in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

Coalition jets carried out heavy strikes in Sanaa on Wednesday night to target missile launchers used by the Houthi militia to fire at Saudi Arabia, Asseri said, adding that the group has used civilian facilities including abandoned embassies.

Asseri said the coalition had requested all countries to supply it with coordinates of the location of their diplomatic missions and that accusations made on the basis of information provided by the Houthis "have no credibility".
 

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