The former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo spoke at a conference on Wednesday, talking about the ongoing Iranian protests.
The assassination comes just days after IRGC Col. Davoud Jafari was killed in a roadside bombing near Damascus that Iran has blamed on Israel.
The Iranian regime doesn’t just want to massacre, it wants to try to speak to the locals and turn a corner of the two-month-long protests.
Gunmen attacked a bazaar in southwest Iran this week, and there have also been armed clashes in Zahedan.
Iran has persecuted wrestler Navid Afkari's family since he and his two brothers were arrested in 2018 for protesting against the regime.
Girls were seen removing their headscarves in mass protest when officials Iranian Ministry of Education visited schools.
Over 80 protesters were reportedly massacred by Iranian forces in Zahedan in southeast Iran two weeks ago.
The cause of the operative's death was not published.
On Tuesday, the US Navy said it had prevented the IRGC Navy from seizing an unmanned vessel.
Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver, said Rushdie's attacker may have been convinced to commit the attack by a Mossad agent.