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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Death of Former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani

The United States offers its sincere condolences on the passing of Iraqi statesman and former president, Jalal Talabani.  We remember him as a true patriot and partner who was instrumental in transitioning Iraq from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein to the constitutional democracy it is today.   We share our deepest sympathies with President Talabani's family, his friends, and the people of the Republic of Iraq during this time of mourning.