Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil smiles as answer to a question during a new conference who in Moscow on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Jamil came to meet with Mikhail Bogdanovv and his

 

              Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil smiles as answer to a question during a new conference who in Moscow on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Jamil came to meet with Mikhail Bogdanovv and his
Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil smiles as answer to a question during a new conference who in Moscow on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Jamil came to meet with Mikhail Bogdanovv and his boss, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Russia issued a clumsy denial Friday of a statement from its point man on Syria, who said a day earlier that Syrian President Bashar Assad is losing control of the country. The Foreign Ministry insisted it is not changing its stance on the embattled Syrian regime. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)