This exchange was overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai.
Air Defense Radar: “Unknown aircraft at (location undisclosed), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.”
Aircraft: “This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.”
Air Defense Radar: “You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!”
Aircraft:; Roger that. This is a United States Navy F-18 fighter jet. Send ’em up!”
Air Defense Radar: …………… (no response … total silence)