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Iran is likely to change its approach to the war in Ukraine in response to the Kyiv government's indirect admission of responsibility for the thwarted drone attack in Isfahan, Mehr reported.

Speaking to Iran's Nour News, an anonymous source said that "the hostile remarks of Ukrainian presidential adviser Volodymyr Zelensky could lead to different reactions" from Tehran.

“Ukraine’s insistence on threatening Iran’s national security can pave the way for mulling a change in the positions of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the war in Ukraine and adopting a new approach proportionate to the behavior of the Kyiv government,” the source said. “If the hostile statements of Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the Ukrainian president, against Iran are not corrected by the country’s authorities, they can lead to different reactions by the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

The source also told Nour News that Iran has taken a principled position on the war in Ukraine since its beginning and has repeatedly stressed the need to end the military conflict and resolve it through dialogue.

“While the Ukrainian government, incited by its Western partners, has falsely accused Iran of providing arms support to Russia during the war in Ukraine, it has not yet been able to provide any evidence to prove its claim,” the Iranian media source said.

He also noted that Iran has repeatedly called for a joint meeting with the Ukrainian side to discuss any possible evidence regarding Kyiv's accusations against Tehran.

“In the last joint meeting held between the political and military experts of the two countries in Qatar, the Ukrainian side did not present any document to prove the claim of Iran’s arms support to Russia, and it was agreed that the documents will be presented in the next meetings,” added the source.

On the evening of January 28, there was a powerful explosion in Isfahan. The Iranian Defense Ministry said it was a failed attack by drones. Iranian media wrote about explosions in at least five provinces. TV channel Al Arabiya, reported on the Israeli military operation against Iran.

Earlier, Podolyak made it clear on his Twitter that the drone attack on the Defense Ministry facility in Isfahan and the explosion at a company in Azarshahr could be related to the events in Ukraine and Iran's alleged assistance to Russia, writing that "Ukraine warned you."

In connection with Podolyak's statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian chargé d'affaires ad interim.

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