Al Assad makes his first public visit to his closest regional ally Iran.
Relying on the west will not contribute to Iran’s scientific growth, says Khamenei.
A top adviser says Tehran would not accept any change to its nuclear deal.
Western spies had used lizards which could “attract atomic waves” to spy on the country’s nuclear programme, says senior advisor.
Iranian authorities are concerned that nationwide unrest will undermine the clerical establishment and want to stamp out the protests quickly.
A fifth night of unrest saw six protesters killed during an attack on a police station in Qahderijan.
The nationwide protests have drawn in tens of thousands of people and represent the boldest challenge to Iran’s leadership.