‘US won`t react to Arafat poisoning rumours’

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 17:10

Hanoi (Vietnam): US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the US will wait for the results of any new investigation into Yasser Arafat`s death and won`t be responding to rumours.

Speaking in Vietnam, Clinton said she was looking forward to visiting Israel next week as part of a two-week foreign tour.

She told reporters today she would discuss a broad range of issues with Israeli leaders, including Middle East peace efforts.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has approved digging up Arafat`s remains and wants an international probe of his predecessor`s mysterious 2004 death. A Swiss lab says it detected elevated traces of a lethal radioactive agent on clothing said to be Arafat`s, and some Palestinians are pointing to this as evidence that he was poisoned.

Clinton says speculation won`t help the process.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 17:10

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