Alaeddin Boroujerdi, left, head of Iran's powerful parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy meets with Syrian Vice President Farouk Al-Sharaa , ending rumors that

 

              Alaeddin Boroujerdi, left, head of Iran
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, left, head of Iran's powerful parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy meets with Syrian Vice President Farouk Al-Sharaa , ending rumors that Al-Sharaa had defected to Jordan in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, August 26, 2012. Al-Sharaa's defection would have been a blow to Bashar Assad's regime but Jordan and Al-Sharaa's office had repeatedly denied that he defected. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)