Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian holds a press conference at the Iranian embassy in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, July 8, 2012. Syria began Sunday large-scale military exercises simulating defense against outside "aggression" in a strong show of force, and its powerful ally Iran said Syria enjoys a strong army that could defend itself alone without Tehran’s help. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister also warned of a “catastrophe” in the region if no political solution is found to the 16-month crisis in Syria.(AP Photo)

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Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian holds a press conference at the Iranian embassy in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, July 8, 2012. Syria began Sunday large-scale military exercises simulating defense against outside "aggression" in a strong show of force, and its powerful ally Iran said Syria enjoys a strong army that could defend itself alone without Tehran’s help. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister also warned of a “catastrophe” in the region if no political solution is found to the 16-month crisis in Syria.(AP Photo)
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian holds a press conference at the Iranian embassy in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, July 8, 2012. Syria began Sunday large-scale military exercises simulating defense against outside "aggression" in a strong show of force, and its powerful ally Iran said Syria enjoys a strong army that could defend itself alone without Tehran’s help. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister also warned of a “catastrophe” in the region if no political solution is found to the 16-month crisis in Syria.(AP Photo)
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