The Embassy told APA that these reports are groundless, the state of President Jalal Talabani, who is treated in Germany, is stable and gradually improving.
The Embassy also stated that Talabani’s recent photos were taken on March 21 this year during Nowruz holiday. The Embassy expressed regret that the information disseminated as a reason for concealing the death of Jalal Talabani caused conflict between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, urged media outlets not to release unverified reports and stated that it would stop cooperating with media outlets, which will disseminate such information in the future.
Yesterday, some media outlets of Azerbaijan reported that Iraqi President with Kurdish origin, Jalal Talabani died a year ago, Sunni parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi is an acting president, Shiites and Kurds are not satisfied with this and the death of Talabani is still being concealed for preventing possible political conflict in the country. In this regard, an official statement will be issued after the parliamentary elections in Iraq on April 30.