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Netanyahu refuses to rule out retaliation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to assure the United States that Israel will not retaliate for a possible Iraqi attack, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's request for restraint came in a weekend meeting with the Israeli leader, the Haaretz daily said.Netanyahu's senior adviser, David Bar-Illan, said Albright requested that Israel "keep a low profile verbally," but he added that he didn't believe a request was made not to retaliate for an attack.