April 6, 2010 / 10:49 PM / in 8 years

U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke to have heart treatment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, will have a heart procedure later this week due to possible clogged arteries, his office said on Tuesday.

<p>U.S. special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke talks to the media at Krtsanisi National Military Training Center outside Tbilisi, February 22, 2010. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

The veteran diplomat will travel to New York on Thursday for an angiogram and further treatment for his condition.

He had been set to travel to the region in the coming days along with other senior U.S. officials but will no longer accompany them on that trip.

Reporting by Sue Pleming; editing by Mohammad Zargham

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