Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad meets Iran’s Parliament speaker Ali Larijani in Damascus

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (R) meets Iran’s Parliament speaker Ali Larijani in Damascus November 23, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria’s national news agency (SANA). REUTERS/SANA/Handout (SYRIA – Tags: POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Iran, Syria confer on bilateral, regional issues