The US government is protecting the real Lockerbie bomber, who allegedly planted the explosives on Pan Am flight 103 under the orders of the Iranian government, Ayatollah Khomeini and not Muammar Gaddafi, according to the Express.
Douglas Boyd, author of Lockerbie: The Truth, claims the man is now working at a school in the US capital under the name Basel Bushnaq.
The claim contradicts the official version of events, which involves Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi downing the jet on the orders of Libyan dictator Colnel Gaddafi.
Gadaffi admitted liability in 2003 and was ordered to pay £1.7billion
compensation for the horrendous act, which has been subbed Britain's worst terrorist attack that killed all 270 people on board.
It also raises further questions on the credibility of star witness Tony Gauci, who had also identified Megrahi in the aftermath.
Megrahi, a Libyan airline security chief, was convicted in 2001 but maintained he was innocent until his death in 2012. He was convicted in 1998 and sentenced to life in prison. He then was released on compassionate grounds in 2009.
Gauci said at the time that he had sold Megrahi clothing found wrapped around the bomb which exploded as flight Pan Am 103 flew over Scotland. Guaci had also been accuse of receiving cash in connection with the inquiry.
Boyd’s book claims the real person behind the terror attack was a Palestinian terrorist code named Abu Elias, who had acting on the orders the Iranian government.
The flight had been travelling from Frankfurt to Detroit via London and New York when N739PA, the aircraft operating the transatlantic leg of the route, was destroyed by a bomb.
Everybody on board, including the 16 crew members, were killed after the plane exploded and parts of the aircraft crashed not different residential areas of Lockerbie. His co-accused, Lamin Khalifah Fhimah, was found not guilty and was acquitted.