In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 photo, Syria's National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar, sits, prior to the 'Syria National Dialog' conference at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehran, Iran.

 

              In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 photo, Syria
In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 photo, Syria's National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar, sits, prior to the 'Syria National Dialog' conference at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehran, Iran. Just a day after Iran's foreign minister pledged unwavering support for the embattled Assad, officials in Tehran outlined on Sunday a step-by-step peace plan for Syria capped by elections that presumably could usher in a new leader in Damascus. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)