Syrian security chief appears on state TV after arrest report
Ali Mamlouk was seen sitting next to President Bashar al Assad during a meeting
A senior Syrian official reported to be under house arrest by Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper appeared at a meeting broadcast on Syrian state TV on Wednesday.
Ali Mamlouk, head of the national security office, was seen sitting next to President Bashar al Assad during a meeting with visiting Iranian official Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who heads the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy committee.
A photo of the meeting also appeared with a news story posted on the official SANA news agency website and dated May 13.
The Telegraph said on Monday that Mamlouk, who is a pillar of the country's security establishment, had been put under house arrest after he was suspected of plotting a coup against Assad.