Iranian FM arrives in Syria for talks with Assad

Iran's foreign minister is in Damascus for talks with Syria's president that will likely cover Teheran's disputed nuclear program. Manouchehr Mottaki said on arrival Thursday that he'll discuss the "latest Mideast developments" with Syrian President Bashar Assad. But the two are also expected to discuss a request by the French president that Assad help persuade Teheran to cooperate with the international community over its nuclear ambitions. French President Nicolas Sarkozy met Assad at a Euro-Med summit last weekend in Paris. Assad promised to relay the request from France to Teheran.