Hussein Amir-Abdollahian (L), Iran's deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs and Syrian deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Moqdad (R) sit under a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a joint press conference in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on September 3, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA / AFP / Louai Beshara        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)