Rebels pick US citizen as Syrian prime minister

Ghassan Hitto, the Syrian opposition's newly elected interim prime minister, speaks during a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Hitto has ruled out dialogue with President Bashar Assad's regime. In a speech in Istanbul following his election Tuesday, Ghassan Hitto says "there is no place" for dialogue with the Assad regime.(AP Photo)ISTANBUL (AP) — The man chosen to head the Syrian opposition's new interim government is a Syrian-born American citizen who has spent decades in the United States working for technology companies and advocating for various Muslim causes.


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