Assad to leave Sat. on official visit to Teheran

Syrian President Bashar Assad will leave Saturday on an official visit in Iran, the Iranian Mehr news agency reported Thursday. According to reports, Assad will meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East, Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority. It will be Assad's second visit in Teheran since Ahmadinejad was elected.