WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator says he thinks an Israeli attack on Iran is likely if Tehran does not follow international demands to stop uranium enrichment and allow inspections of its nuclear program.

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

Levin said Tehran was violating a half-dozen UN resolutions. He said that as long as Iran refuses to open up its uranium enrichment facilities to UN 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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