ADEN, 7th January 2016 (WAM) — The Yemeni Foreign Ministry has dismissed Iran’s claims that its embassy in Sana’a City was hit and stressed that rebels who control the city are responsible for any damages to diplomatic missions in it.

An official source at the Ministry told the state Yemen News Agency that the internationally-recognised Yemeni government had severed its diplomatic ties with Iran on 2nd October 2015.

The source held the rebel Houthi militia and forces loyal to now-ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh responsible for targeting the buildings of all diplomatic missions and international organisations.

The source warned the rebels against using the buildings of any diplomatic missions in the city for any military actions, deemed as violation of international norms and conventions.

Earlier, the Command of the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen dismissed Tehran’s claims about its embassy in Sana’a as “false and void.”

In a statement carried by the Saudi state news agency, SPA, the coalition said that it doesn’t carry out any operations in the vicinity of the Iranian embassy.

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