Iraqi president Talabani in stable condition, office statement

BAGHDAD Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:33am EST

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BAGHDAD Dec 18 (Reuters) - Iraq's President Jalal Talabani is in a stable condition in a Baghdad hospital and is being treated for hardened arteries, according to a statement from his office on Tuesday.

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