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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of attacking its embassy in Yemen

7 de enero de 2016 17:36
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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of attacking its embassy in Yemen

Tehran, Jan 7 (EFE) .- The Iranian government announced today that it has banned the importation of all manufactured products in Saudi Arabia or any products exported from the Arab country, and has extended the suspension of Umrah pilgrimage trips to Mecca until further notice.

In an extraordinary meeting headed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian prime minister approved a decision that bans the importation of any Saudi-manufactured products to Iranian ports, including free trade zones and special economic zones.

Tehran announced last April the suspension of Umrah pilgrimage trips to Mecca after accusations that Iranian minors were sexually abused by Saudi security personnel.

This decision comes amid a serious escalation of tension that erupted between the two countries after Riyadh authorities executed prominent Shiite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

The Iranian government confirmed today that Saudi combat aircraft attacked its embassy in Yemeni capital Sana, which left several wounded among members of the diplomatic mission of the Islamic Republic.

Since last March, Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab coalition which launched an ongoing aerial offensive against the rebel Shiite Houthi movement to support Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Fuente: laprensasa.com

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