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    Iran summoned its Saudi Ambassador after a Saudi rocket attack on an area near the Iranian embassy in Yemen.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iran summoned its Saudi Ambassador Monday after the Saudi-led coalition launched an attack on Yemen's capital of Sanaa hitting districts close to the Iranian embassy, Fars News Agency reported.

    "#Iran summoned Saudi envoy after a Saudi rocket attack at an area near the Iranian embassy in #Yemen 's Sanaa," the agency said on Twitter.

    Earlier on Monday, medical and law enforcement sources in Sanaa told Sputnik that the coalition attack at a Houthi missile storage facility killed 26 people and injured at least 200. Many of the victims are trapped under the ruins.

    Yemen is currently suffering pronounced sectarian military violence. Clashes between Houthi opposition forces and troops remaining loyal to the country's president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi are frequent. Late in March, following Hadi's flight from the country, the president-in-exile requested military assistance. A coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia began firing air-to-ground missiles at Houthi targets in Yemen.

    Earlier in April, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif proposed a plan to end the conflict in Yemen, including establishing a ceasefire, providing Yemeni non-combatants with humanitarian assistance and arranging for a dialogue between the conflicting sides.

    On Saturday Iranian Foreign Ministry repeated its willingness to help Yemen with establishing a peaceful dialogue.

    Gulf States Launch Military Operation in Yemen (442)


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