The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera channel aired a documentary on the Lockerbie bombing (December 1988) where a witness claims that he was commissioned by Ayatollah Khomeini to avenge the destruction of Iran Air Flight 655.

On 3 July 1988, the USS Vincennes knowingly shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing 290 people including 66 children.

According to the witness, Abolghassem Mesbahi, who presents himself as a former intelligence official who defected, the Ayatollah Khomeini purportedly entrusted the execution of the Lockerbie attack to the PFLP-GC, a secular Palestinian faction who is now fighting on the side of the Syrian government.

It is hard to imagine the Ayatollah Khomeini - who during the Iran-Iraq war was opposed to military strikes against civilian targets in Iraq - giving the order to blow all the airline passengers out of the sky indiscriminately.

Abolghassem Mesbahi appears indeed to be a former member of Iranian intelligence services, but his repeated testimonies lack credibility: he already testified in great detail about Iran’s responsibility for organizing the September 11 attacks (a version that not even Washington dared to take up) and having them carried out by the Lebanese Hezbollah, or again about Iran allegedly having paid $ 10 million to President Carlos Menem to discard Iran’s implication in the 1992-1994 Buenos Aires attacks (a version that was investigated by the Argentine Justice, for which Menem was fully cleared). Bursting with imagination, he even testified about supposed secret agreements between Iran and Switzerland to assassinate each other’s opponents ...