** FILE ** Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem (left) listens to his Lebanese counterpart, Adnan Mansour, at the Nonaligned Movement summit in Tehran on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem watches videos of corpses during a news conference Monday to bolster the Syrian regime's contention that armed gangs are behind the country's violence. A U.N. probe condemns the regime for violence against protesters.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem (right) met with his Lebanese counterpart, Adnan Mansour, in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday. Mr. Mansour also met with Syrian President Bashar Assad (shown in portrait), who has stressed that his country is moving steadily on reforms but would deal with "outlaws" to preserve the country's security.