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    Kremlin Has No News About Uzbek President Karimov's Health

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    Russia has no official news on the health of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Uzbekistan's cabinet said that Islam Karimov is in critical condition after having suffered a stroke.

    "So far no news. We do not consider it possible to be guided by sources. In this case, we believe that only official information coming from Tashkent can be considered the original source," Peskov told reporters.

    Karimov was hospitalized early on Saturday after suffering a stroke. The reports of Karimov's death were previously dismissed by a source in the Uzbek Presidential Office.

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