Tehran: Saudi warplanes "deliberately" struck Iran's embassy in Yemen in an air raid that wounded staff, Tehran said yesterday, as tensions between the two regional powers mounted.

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Iranian riot police block a street leading to the Saudi embassy as protesters march with portraits of Shia cleric on Sunday. Pic/ AFP

"This deliberate action by Saudi Arabia is a violation of all international conventions that protect diplomatic missions.

The Saudi government is responsible for the damage caused and for the situation of members of staff who were injured," foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said.

Also yesterday, Iran banned all products from Saudi Arabia and said a ban on Iranians travelling to the Saudi holy city of Mecca for the umrah pilgrimage would remain in place "until further notice".

2,800 The number of civilians who have died in civil war in Yemen since March 2015