Iraqi president in Roch. for Mayo Clinic check-up
Here's some from an article I have about Iraq'a president being in town to to go to Mayo Clinic.
I know he has been out and about at various public places in Rochester for a week or so. Does anyone have any good stories or photos from sightings?
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is undergoing "a routine check-up" at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, D.C. confirmed on Monday.
Unofficial sources have been reporting sightings of the Middle Eastern leader in Rochester for about week. It is unclear when he arrived in Minnesota.
Talabani is not traveling with any other Iraqi leaders and plans to stay in Rochester until Wednesday, said Rory Sheehan of the Iraqi embassy.
Mayo Clinic spokesman Bryan Anderson said that Mayo had no information or comment about Talabani's visit.
Talabani has had a long relationship with the clinic. In the fall of 2009, he traveled here for a medical visit, and he underwent a reportedly successful heart surgery at the clinic in August 2008.