Iraqi President Suffers Stroke, Reported Stable

World | December 18, 2012, Tuesday // 14:52

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has had a stroke and his medical team in Baghdad is still trying to stabilize his condition, according to international media.

A statement from the President's office on Tuesday has described his condition as "stable."

"Tests show that his bodily functions are normal and his excellency's condition is stable," the statement said. "He is under intensive medical supervision."

Doctors have not decided whether Talabani will continue to be treated in Baghdad or will be flown to another country for treatment.

Talabani became Iraq's first Kurdish president a few years after the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

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