Iranian Intelligence Rejects any Link with Lockerbie Accuser

Published June 6th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Iranian ministry of intelligence and security rejected Tuesday any link with Ahmad Behbahani, a defector who accused Iran of being behind the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, reported Iran News Agency (IRNA). 

"This is another plot hatched by the Zionist regime and the United States to hide their multiple failures against Iran," (IRNA) said, quoting minister of intelligence Hojatoleslam Ali Yunessi. 

AFP quoted a senior security official as saying that Iran rejected "categorically any organizational link" with Behbahani, who described himself in Turkey as a former agent of Iran's secret services. 

On US television channel CBS' "60 Minutes" program broadcast Sunday, Behbahani said Tehran had suggested the attack on a PanAm airliner to Ahmad Jibril, head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, AFP added - Albawba.com  

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