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  Tishrei 21, 5773 , 07/10/12

Jordan Foreign Minister Talks with Defector Syrian PM

Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh of Jordan met, Saturday, with former Syrian prime minister Riad Hijab, who defected in August, according to the Hashemite kingdom's Petra news agency.

During the closed-door meeting, the two discussed developments in Syria. Jordan announced, last week, that 200,000 Syrians have crossed into Jordan since the start of the violent government crackdown on dissent and fighting that started in March 2011, including more than 2,000 former senior members of the Damascus government.

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