Iran accuses Saudis of targeting its Yemen embassy in airstrike
The diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran took another downward turn when Iran accused Saudi Arabia of deliberately targeting its Yemen embassy in an airstrike. Recent hostilities began between the countries after Saudi Arabia executed noted Shi’a cleric, Nimr al-Nimr. In response, Iranian protesters charged and damaged the Saudi embassy in Tehran. We’ll get more on the brewing situation with Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan. His blog is Informed Comment and he’s author most recently of the book, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East.
PHOTO: A banner showing U.S flag and reading ‘death to America and death to Al Saud’ is carried by protesters during an anti-Saudi protest rally after the Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. Thousands of worshippers who took part in Friday prayers in Tehran joined the rally, carrying pictures of al-Nimr and chanting ‘Death to Al Saud,’ referencing the kingdom's royal family. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)