[This is the headline over a report published today on the website of Iran’s Press TV. It reads in part:]
An Iranian deputy foreign minister says a new allegation about Iran’s involvement in the 1988 attack on a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie in Scotland is a Zionist propaganda.
The “fabricated report” broadcast by Qatar’s state-run Al Jazeera on Iran’s involvement in the attack just ahead of a joint Tehran-Doha Committee is highly questionable, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday.
Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran has urged Doha not to allow the Zionists to push their agenda through Qatari media.
The Iranian official also stated that Tehran’s stance on fighting terrorism has always been clear. (...)
In a Monday interview with the Doha-based Al Jazeera TV, Abolqasem Mesbahi, who claims to be a fugitive former Iranian official now living in Germany, alleged that the bombing was ordered by Tehran and carried out by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC).
Iran categorically dismissed the allegation and reiterated its strong opposition to any “act of terror.”