Saudi Envoy Summoned

Saudi Envoy SummonedSaudi Envoy Summoned

The foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia’s envoy to protest about a rocket attack near the Iranian Embassy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a.

The ministry on Monday conveyed to the Saudi chargé d’affaires, currently Riyadh’s most senior diplomat in Tehran, Iran’s strong protest over the landing of two Saudi missiles near the Iranian mission, Press TV reported.  Tehran warned against the Saudi authorities’ negligence of their international obligations regarding the protection of diplomats and diplomatic areas.

Saudi Arabia started its military campaign against Yemen on March 26 - without a UN mandate - in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls Sana’a and other major provinces, and to restore Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi to power.