First results of Arafat remains analysis for poisoning substances to be available in Feb - expert

Experts from the Russian Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) plan to obtain the first results of the examination of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's remains for the presence of poison substances by the end of February, FMBA head Vladimir Uiba told Interfax.

"The work is continuing. It is necessary to build a model of the so-called first dose. This is a mathematical model [intended] to calculate whether the quantity of the poison substance discovered on the clothes could have been enough to be lethal," he said.

The construction of this model could take 2 to 3 months, he said.

"Taking into account these two or three months, we can talk about the first results only by the end of February, and then we will make them public," he said.

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