Alaeddin Boroujerdi (left), head of Iran's powerful parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, meets with Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. 
Mr. al-Sharaa's appearance at the meeting ended rumors that he had defected to Jordan. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

Photo by: Bassem Tellawi

Alaeddin Boroujerdi (left), head of Iran's powerful parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, meets with Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Mr. al-Sharaa's appearance at the meeting ended rumors that he had defected to Jordan. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)