Levin says Is­raeli at­tack on Iran likely

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

Sen. Carl Levin, Michi­gan Demo­crat, 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.

Mr. Levin, who chairs the Se­nate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee, made his re­marks to re­porters Tues­day af­ter meet­ing pri­vately with Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu.

Mr. Levin 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. in­dus­trial boil­ers.

The gov­ern­ment’s power to fund trans­porta­tion pro­grams is due to ex­pire March 31.

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