Iraqi President in Germany for Treatment After Stroke

The president, a Kurd, is seen as a figure of unity


A Kurdish lawmaker says Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been flown to Germany for further medical treatment after suffering a stroke earlier this week.

Mahmoud Othman says the 79-year-old Talabani left Baghdad early morning on Thursday for Berlin. The decision to move the ailing president came after a medical team from Germany recommended he be taken abroad for treatment.