Between 2010 and 2012, five of Iran’s nuclear scientists were murdered. In July 2012 a hard-line journalist in Iran asked why, in the face of the murders, Iran did not suspend nuclear limitations talks and demand reparation.
Encouraging vengeance, the journalist recalled a long ago attack that “Iranians remember very well,” the assault on an American vice consul in Tehran that sent him "to hell.” Robert Whitney Imbrie was that vice consul.
Imbrie was the first U.S. foreign service officer to be murdered for political reasons. Following is a brief account of his story, based on my research for his biography.
Robert Imbrie, World War I ambulance driver,