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The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iranian officials in retaliation for the US shooting down one of its civilian aircraft, a high level defector claims.
Former Iranian intelligence official Abolghassem Mesbahi, who has defected to Germany, said that the attack was organised in Tehran and carried out by the Syrian-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC).
The claim follows a Channel 4 News report in December 2013, in which it was revealed that an undercover CIA agent said he was told by up to 15 high-level Syrian officials that the PFLP-GC was involved in the December 1988 bombing, which killed 270 people.