BAGHDAD - An Iraqi lawmaker says a medical team has arrived from Germany to treat ailing President Jalal Talabani, who remains in a Baghdad intensive care unit after suffering a stroke.
Kurdish parliament member Mahmoud Othman said Wednesday that Talabani is "in a better situation than yesterday." The president was rushed to the hospital late Monday, and doctors were working to stabilize him into the following day.
Othman says the 79-year-old Talabani may be transferred to Germany for further treatment. Neighboring Turkey has separately offered to send an air ambulance to fly the president to a hospital abroad.
Officials said Tuesday that Talabani was in stable condition.
The presidential spokesman could not be reached for comment.