Iraq's Jalal Talabani in Germany for post-stroke treatment
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's foreign minister says Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has arrived in the country for treatment following a stroke.
Guido Westerwelle said Thursday that Talabani would be receiving medical treatment in Germany but gave no more specifics. The Foreign Ministry would not elaborate.
Westerwelle says, "I send him heartfelt wishes for a rapid and complete recovery."
The ailing 79-year-old president was rushed to a Baghdad hospital late Monday. Several government officials have said Talabani suffered a stroke, though his office and doctors have released few details about the seriousness of his condition.