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associated press Riad Hijab, Syriaís defected former prime minister, speaks at a press conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Hijab is the highest-ranking political figure to defect from Assadís regime and in his first public comments since leaving his post and fleeing to Jordan he said Tuesday that the regime was near collapse and urged other political and military leaders to tip the scales and join the rebel side. (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon)

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Riad Hijab, Syriaís defected former prime minister, speaks at a press conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Hijab is the highest-ranking political figure to defect from Assadís regime and in his first public comments since leaving his post and fleeing to Jordan he said Tuesday that the regime was near collapse and urged other political and military leaders to tip the scales and join the rebel side. (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Aug. 7, 2012, purports to show defected Prime Minister Riad Hijab (center) before leaving Syria en route to Jordan in Daraa, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Aug. 7, 2012, purports to show defected Prime Minister Riad Hijab (center) before leaving Syria en route to Jordan in Daraa, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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Then-Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab (center) speaks under the portrait of the Syrian President Bashar Assad during a meeting in Damascus, Syria, in an undated photo released by the official SANA news agency on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Mr. Hijab has defected and fled to neighboring Jordan, a Jordanian official and a rebel spokesman said Monday. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Then-Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab (center) speaks under the portrait of the Syrian President Bashar Assad during a meeting in Damascus, Syria, in an undated photo released by the official SANA news agency on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Mr. Hijab has defected and fled to neighboring Jordan, a Jordanian official and a rebel spokesman said Monday. (AP Photo/SANA)