Aides: Iraqi president in stable condition in Jordanian hospital
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's health is "completely normal and stable", his office said on Monday, a day after he was flown to a Jordanian hospital because of low blood pressure. "The initial results of the medical tests showed that his condition is completely normal and stable. There is no need to worry. The vital and basic parts of his body are all in good condition," a statement said, adding Talabani was fully conscious and in good spirits.
According to Reuters, Talabani was admitted to the King Hussein Medical Center in Amman on Sunday after being flown from Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq. A close aide to Talabani on Sunday denied media reports he had had a heart attack.
The statement said Talabani had "suffered from fatigue, which led to a loss of a lot of liquids from his body".
Talabani's son, Qubad Talabani, said his father was suffering from fatigue and exhaustion. "He did not have a heart attack" or a stroke, he told CNN. He said his father had "made his own way off the plane" when he landed in Jordan. "He's absolutely up and about, being able to communicate," the president's son said.