Enemy of the State
In 2010, a remote-controlled bomb detonated next to Dr. Massoud Ali Mohammadi's car, killing him instantly. He is but one of a half-dozen Iranian scientists who have been killed in the past few years, allegedly for their involvement in the country's budding nuclear program. Though Mohammadi's work was more theoretical, he attended a high profile conference in Jordan in the year leading up to his death. Though the U.S. and Israel seem to think that Mohammadi's death had to do with his reformist politics, Iran has claimed that he was murdered by an Iranian terrorist cell funded and trained by the Mossad, Israel's secret service.