TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad was in Tehran Saturday, paying his second visit since Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took power in 2005.
Arabic Alalam satellite TV reported that Assad is in Iran to discuss a number of issues, especially developments in the Middle East.
Assad was accompanied by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and Vice President Faruq al-Sharaa.
Assad was expected to meet former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani later Saturday. He was also scheduled to meet with Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Alalam reported.