Iraqi Prime Minister in Good Health
(Ebru News/AP) Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki returned to Iraq today after spending a week in London for medical tests.
The prime minister flew to Britain on December 29th for what his office had described as a routine medical check-up.
No official information has been released as to what kind of medical checks he underwent in London.
But one of his advisers said he had traveled to Britain after falling ill, but that the check-up did not reveal any problems.
Al-Maliki said on his return that he is in very good health and will resume work immediately with officials and ministers in the government,"
At the time of his departure, an adviser to al-Maliki had said the prime minister had delayed a previous trip because the "security situation did not allow it."
Security has improved significantly across Iraq in the past six months, although violent attacks still claim dozens of lives each week, and U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to fight insurgents and al-Qaida in Iraq.
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