Jordanian Officials Confirm That They Are Hosting Syria's Prime Minister

Riyad Hijab fled Syria earlier this week with his family.


Jordan's Information Minister says Syria's defecting Prime Minister Riyad Hijab is in the country.

Sameeh Maaytah's remark to the official Petra news agency on Wednesday ends speculation about Hijab's whereabouts.

There were conflicting reports suggesting that he may have gone to Qatar since his defection to the opposition on Monday.