Iran warns Saudi Arabia against targeting areas near Iranian embassy

Ali Khoshrou

In a letter to the UN Security Council, Iran’s UN ambassador said Saudi air raids can have serious consequences if repeated.

Iran has warned of “serious consequences” in case of more Saudi airstrikes close to the Islamic Republic’s diplomatic mission in the Yemeni capital Sana’a.

In a letter to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo said Saudi air raids have twice hit areas close to the Iranian embassy in Sana’a over the past two months.

The diplomatic mission’s compound in Sana’a suffered severe damage during the bombings on May 25 which was followed a similar attack on April 20.

“I would like to warn that a repetition of similar airstrikes close to my country’s diplomatic representation in the future can have serious consequences, including for the safety and security of Iranian diplomats in Sana’a,” Khoshroo said in his letter to the council.

The Iranian envoy urged the Security Council to urgently address the issue of the Saudi military campaign against Yemen that began without a UN mandate on March 26.

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