U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and Joseph Deiss, president of the U.N. General Assembly, compare time at the summit on the Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Joseph Deiss, of Switzerland and President of the UN General Assembly, compare their watches at the summit on the Millennium Development Goals at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, right, welcoming his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Damascus airport on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the start of the latter's three-nation trip which includes Algeria and the United States where he is to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting.(AP Photo/ Sana-HO).