Iraq President Hospitalized

After a brief stint in an Iraqi hospital, President Jalal Talabani was flown to Jordan, where he was again hospitalized. His office said there was no cause for worry, but inconsistent reports on his status have clouded the picture — he’s either suffering from kidney problems or low blood pressure, depending on who is asked.


Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih said Mr Talabani had suffered a drop in blood pressure, while another ally said he had been having kidney problems.

Mr Talabani, a Kurd, was last seen in public on Saturday in the northern city of Sulaimaniya, where, according to one report, he was hospitalised for several hours.

On arrival in Amman, he was driven directly to the specialist King Hussein Medical Centre, reports said.

Read more


Now you can personalize your Truthdig experience. To bookmark your favorite articles, please create a user profile.

Personalize your Truthdig experience. Choose authors to follow, bookmark your favorite articles and more.
Your Truthdig, your way. Access your favorite authors, articles and more.

A password will be e-mailed to you.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles and comments are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.