Iran Protests Saudi Interception of Yemen-Bound Plane

April 30, 2015 6:04 PM

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Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the top Saudi diplomat in Tehran over the kingdom's action this week that prevented an Iranian plane with humanitarian aid from landing in the Yemeni capital.

Thursday's statement said Iran formally protested to the Saudi chargé d'affaires after Saudi jets bombed and destroyed the runway at Sanaa's airport on Tuesday, preventing the plane from landing. Another plane that was on the tarmac was destroyed in the bombing.

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