First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
Maslenitsa festival: a week of pancakes and joySociety & Culture February 22, 17:49
Kremlin aide praises late UN envoy as ‘generation’s best and brightest’ diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 17:28
Russian only Polar Circle city vows to preserve Arctic environmentBusiness & Economy February 22, 17:20
Russian presidential aide says Astana platform helpful for settling Syrian crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 16:55
MOSCOW, December 9 (Itar-Tass) — Suha Arafat, the widow of late Palestinian ex-leader Yasser Arafat said on Saturday that she trusted Russian experts who had helped exhuming her husband’s body. She refuted media reports that she had allegedly banned Russian experts from examining the remains of her late husband.
“I am happy that Russian experts participated in the exhumation. I have full trust in them and I have no doubt in their competence,” the former Palestinian leader’s widow said in an exclusive interview with the Rusiya al-Yaum television channel.
Suha Arafat said that she had never given interviews on Russian experts’ participation in the exhumation to anybody. She added that not a single media outlet had ever approached her with that question and called such statements a lie aimed at deluding the Russians. “I am denying them and I am going to do that in the media soon,” Suha Arafat said.
The remains of Yasser Arafat’s body were exhumed from a tomb in Ramallah in the West Bank of Jordan on November 27 following a request of his widow Suha made in connection with suspicions and indirect evidence that Arafat could have been poisoned by Polonium-210.
Experts from Russia, France and Switzerland took part in the exhumation. They took the samples of Arafat’s tissue and will now have to test them for the presence of Polonium or other poisonous substances.
It’s still unclear when the test results are going to be announced.