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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (left), the U.N.-Arab League special envoy to Syria, speaks during a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Mr. Annan appealed to Iran, Syria's ally, to support his plan to end the violence wracking that Arab country. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (left), the U.N.-Arab League special envoy to Syria, speaks during a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Mr. Annan appealed to Iran, Syria's ally, to support his plan to end the violence wracking that Arab country. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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