Conversation overheard by civilian airliner on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai.
Iranian Air Defence Site: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'
Aircraft: 'This is a British aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'
Air Defence Site: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'
Aircraft: 'This is a Royal Air Force GR4 Tornado fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'
Air Defence Site: ( .... total silence)