ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is in Minnesota for medical care, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin.

The Mayo Clinic confirmed that Talabani is in Rochester this week. Clinic spokesman Bryan Anderson said the president has “routine medical appointments.”

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It’s not the first visit to the Mayo Clinic for Talabani. The Post-Bulletin reports Talabani was last in Rochester for a checkup in May of last year. He also had heart surgery at the clinic in August 2008.

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Talabani could be leaving the clinic as early as Thursday.

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