Iran Could Produce Nuclear Weapon in Several Months if It Decides to Do So, Mark Milley Says

March 23, 2023


Laurence Norman and Michael R. Gordon


Wall Street Journal

Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that Iran could assemble a nuclear weapon several months after producing the necessary fissile material. Milley's estimated timeframe was significantly shorter than those offered by other Western officials, who have said Iranian weaponization would take a year or more. Milley also said that the United States would not allow Iran to have a "fielded nuclear weapon."