Iraqi president Talabani in stable condition, office statement

BAGHDAD Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:05pm EST

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BAGHDAD (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."

(Reporting by Raheem Salman; writing Patrick Markey)

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