Syrian Vice President Farouk Al-Sharaa, meets with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, not shown, the head of Iran's powerful parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy ending ru

 

              Syrian Vice President Farouk Al-Sharaa, meets with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, not shown, the head of Iran
Syrian Vice President Farouk Al-Sharaa, meets with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, not shown, the head of Iran's powerful parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy 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)