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Tehran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen airstrike

Iran has summoned Saudi Arabia's envoy to Tehran late yesterday in protest over a rocket attack near the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, according to a statement released by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

The ministry delivered its severe objection to the Saudi charge d'affaires and warned him against any acts that may endanger the safety of Iranian diplomats or the embassy.

In April, Tehran sent a similar diplomatic note of protest to Saudi Arabia over an airstrike near the Iranian embassy in Yemen.

On 25 March, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies began an extensive military campaign against the Iran-backed Houthis across Yemen.

Riyadh says its anti-Houthi campaign comes in response to appeals by embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi – who is currently in Riyadh – for a military intervention against the Shia group.

The Houthis, for their part, denounce the offensive as unwarranted "Saudi-American aggression" against Yemen.

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