Tehran strongly backs Assad regime but claims no military support, says Guard commander was civil engineer in Lebanon.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he is willing to 'sacrifice' himself and be sent into space via Iran's fledgling manned space flight effort.
Iran says it sent a monkey into space Monday. In previous flights it sent rats, worms, and turtles into space. But the US worries it may be perfecting it's long-range missile technology.