Oren was referring to The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a Washington think-tank founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George J. Mitchell. In a recent report, the BPC described Iran’s [fully-UN-supervised] nuclear enrichment program and concluded:
“As a result of these developments, the time Iran would need to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon has fallen dramatically:
- Depending on the method used, Iran could produce 20 kilograms of highly enriched uranium, enough for a weapon, in between 34 and 110 days.***
In November 2011, that range was between 60 and 180 days.
- That window could fall to just 8 days by November 2012.****”
With friends like these . . .