Syrian President Bashar Assad, delivers a speech, after he is awarded with Iran's highest national medal by his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. ... more 
Syrian President Bashar Assad, delivers a speech, after he is awarded with Iran's highest national medal by his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. Assad, who was awarded Iran's highest national medal for his support to Palestinian militants and Hezbollah in Lebanon, offered dim hopes Saturday for any success in Middle East peace talks, saying the White House is only using its mediation between Israelis and Palestinians to score political points in the United States. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vahid Salemi
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 3:27 AM EDT