With tensions between Iran, Israel, and the United States running higher than ever, the Islamic Republic is losing many government officials to assassinations. But the assassinations aren’t just being conducted far from the Irani borders; many are taking place inside the country. This is sending warning signals through the Iranian security apparatus. 

The Iranian government is blaming Israel, and specifically the Mossad, for the assassinations. Therefore, this recent escalation could lead to widespread violence that would no doubt spread to include several other actors in the region.

From 2010 to 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists, Masoud Alimohammadi, Majid Shahriari, Darioush Rezaeinejad, and Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, were assassinated, while another, Fereydoon Abbasi, was wounded in an assassination attempt. 

Iran arrested a number of its citizens in conjunction with those assassinations claiming that they were, in fact, working for Mossad and the Israeli government.