Iranian officials accused the United States of ''a barbaric massacre'' and promised to ''avenge the blood of their martyrs.'' Following the Vincennes accident, a spokesperson for the Iranian Embassy in London, Mohamed Beshti, predicted an act of revenge." We do not disclose our response but it will be an appropriate response to the magnitude of the American Crime," Beshti said.
In an interview conducted on May 16, 2008, Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, told me that Tehran had ordered the bombing of Pan Am 103 in revenge.  According to Bani-Sadr, in the immediate aftermath of the Lockerbie tragedy, Mohtashami-Pur boasted that he had contracted Ahmad Jibril, the leader of a Palestinian organization, to bomb an American airliner. Read full story