Iran summons Ukrainian diplomat over Podolyak’s comments on Isfahan factory strike

30 January, 02:52 PM
After the attack on the factory, Mykhailo Podolyak wrote in his social networks that Iran was

After the attack on the factory, Mykhailo Podolyak wrote in his social networks that Iran was "warned" (Photo:ОПУ)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran has summoned Ukraine’s charge d’affaires in Tehran over Ukraine’s reaction to the attack on the arms factory in the central Iranian province of Isfahan, Reuters reported on Jan. 30.

The reason for this was, in particular, a social media post by the adviser to the head of the Office of the President Mykhailo Podolyak, which he wrote after reports of an attack on Iranian military facilities that Israel is suspected of carrying out.

“The logic of war is relentless and murderous,” Podolyak wrote.

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“It holds culprits and accomplices strictly to account. (Thus there is) panic in the Russian Federation — endless mobilization, air defense systems in Moscow, 1,000 km of trenches, the preparation of bomb shelters. Explosions at night in Iran – at the production sites of drones and missiles, (and at) oil refineries.”

This reaction of Podolyak’s infuriated Iran, which supplies the Russian Federation with kamikaze drones for attacks on the critical infrastructure of Ukraine, prompting it to summon Ukraine’s charge d’affaires in Tehran to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

On the night of Jan. 29, explosions took place at several large defense enterprises in different areas of Iran.

In particular, it is known about a drone attack on a factory in the city of Isfahan, which is engaged in the production of ammunition.

The Shahed Aviation Industries research center, which developed the drones used by Russia to attack Ukraine, is also located nearby. however, according to available information, it was not hit in the attack.

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