Assad goes to consult with his superiors. From Al-Bawaba, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Tehran on Saturday to confer with Iranian officials on regional development. According to IRNA, the Syrian president and his entourage were welcomed by Iranian Minister of Housing and Urban Development Mohammad Saeedi Kia at Mehrabad Airport….
During his stay in Tehran, Assad is scheduled to confer with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on matters of mutual interest.