Allegations Surface Claiming Iran’s Responsibility for the Downing of Pan Am 108

Allegations Surface Claiming Iran’s Responsibility for the Downing of Pan Am 108

article-0-1C2E301200000578-448_634x380A defector under the witness protection program in Germany makes the claim that Iran and not Libya was responsible for the bombing of Pan Am 108 in Lockerbie, Scotland.   He says that Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the bombing in retaliation for the accidental downing of an Iranian passenger jet in 2008.  The defector, a former Iranian Intelligence officer, defected back in the 1990s.

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, who died in 2012 and never ceased to deny involvementAyatollah Khomeini, Iran's Islamic leader, is claimed to have ordered the attack in revenge for the downing of an Iranian airliner by the U.S. Navy

Mesbahi and Khomeini

The defector, ex-spy Abolghossem Mesbahi,  was part of a documentary on Al Jazeera.  Al Jazeera was able to identify four suspects in the bombing, who were members of the Syrian Palestinian group, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.  Mesbahi told Al Jazeera that Khomeini wanted retaliation as soon as possible.

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