Attempts to undermine Iran’s nuclear program

Haaretz  /  November 30, 2020

 JANUARY 12, 2010

Senior Iranian nuclear scientist Professor Massoud Ali Mohammadi assassinated in northern Tehran


computer virus known as ‘Stuxnet’ deployed against the centrifuges at Natanz uranium enrichment facility

OCTOBER 29. 2010

The most senior scientist in the Iranian nuclear program at the time, Professor Majid Shahariari, and another nuclear scientist are killed in two separate assassinations in Tehran 

JULY 23, 2011

A physics professor involved in the Iranian nuclear program is killed by gunmen on motorcycles in Tehran

JANUARY 11, 2012

 A chemistry expert who also served as deputy director of the Natanz enrichment facility was killed in an explosion in Tehran

JANUARY 31, 2018

Israel broke into a warehouse where documents from the Iranian nuclear program were hidden on the outskirts of Tehran and stole tens of thousands of secret documents

JUNE 26, 2020

Explosions rock Parchin military base where Iran reportedly tested explosive triggers for nuclear weapons

JUNE 30, 2020

An explosion at Khojir, near Parchin, a base surrounded by underground tunnels believed by the West to have served as a large ammunitions depot. The base produces fuels to propel the Revolutionary Guards’ ballistic missile apparatus. 

JULY 2, 2020

Explosion – attributed to Israel – at Natanz damages a structure containing advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment. It is estimated that Iran’s nuclear program is set back by one to two years.

JULY 19, 2020

Blast reported at a power plant in Isfahan, in central Iran

NOVEMBER 27, 2020

Leader and key coordinator of Iran’s nuclear arms program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, is assassinated near Tehran