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Originally published Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

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Sen. Levin says Israeli attack on Iran likely

Senior Democratic Sen. Carl Levin says he thinks an Israeli attack on Iran is likely if Tehran doesn't follow international demands to stop uranium enrichment and allow inspections of its nuclear program.

Associated Press

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WASHINGTON —

Senior Democratic Sen. Carl Levin says he thinks an Israeli attack on Iran is likely if Tehran doesn't follow international demands to stop uranium enrichment and allow inspections of its nuclear program.

Levin, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, made his remarks to reporters Tuesday after meeting privately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo).

The Michigan Democrat said Tehran was violating a half-dozen U.N. resolutions. He said that as long as Iran refuses to open up its uranium enrichment facilities to U.N. inspections and refuses to stop the nuclear processing, "then I would say an attack on them by Israel is very likely."

Iran maintains that its nuclear development program is for peaceful uses only.

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