Stopping the Clock on Iran’s Nuclear Development: Bipartisan Policy Center’s New Report Recommends a More Credible Threat of Military Action Against Iran

Senator Dan Coats, Former Senator Chuck Robb, General (ret.) Chuck Wald and Former Representative John Tanner to Discuss Diplomacy, Sanctions and Military Options to Prevent a Nuclear Iran

Contact: 

Joann Donnellan
(703) 966-1990
Jdonnellan@bipartisanpolicy.org

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Washington, D.C. – International concern is growing over Iran’s nuclear program, which is fast approaching a volatile threshold. Despite 15 years of sanctions, a cyber attack on its nuclear facilities and other setbacks, the International Atomic Energy Agency reports that Iran has doubled its uranium enrichment over the past two years. Preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability is one of the most urgent national security challenges facing the U.S. Next Wednesday, February 1, 2012, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Foreign Policy Project will release its fourth report on Iran, Meeting the Challenge: Stopping the Clock, and hold a discussion about its recommendations. The report argues that to prevent a nuclear Iran the U.S. must demonstrate its resolve to do whatever is necessary, including taking military action.

WHO:

Senator Dan Coats, (R-IN); Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense;
Homeland Security; State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs

Former Senator Chuck Robb, Co-Chair, BPC’s Iran Initiative General (ret.) Chuck Wald, Co-Chair, BPC’s Iran Initiative

John Tanner, Vice Chairman, Prime Policy Group; Member, BPC’s Iran Initiative;
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Larry Goldstein, Founder, Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.; Member, BPC’s Iran Initiative

Michael Makovsky, Director, BPC’s National Security Project

WHAT:

Release of BPC’s Fourth Report on Iran, Meeting the Challenge: Stopping the Clock and Panel Discussion on Preventing Iran’s Nuclear Development

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

WHERE:

Hart Senate Office Building
Room 902, Washington, DC

Members of the press wishing to attend, please RSVP to jdonnellan@bipartisanpolicy.org

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