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** FILE ** In this Oct. 2, 2010, file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, holds up the hand of his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad after he awarded Iran's highest national medal to Assad, in a ceremony in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Photo by: Vahid Salemi
** FILE ** In this Oct. 2, 2010, file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, holds up the hand of his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad after he awarded Iran's highest national medal to Assad, in a ceremony in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

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