Jordan's king: "Clock is ticking" in Syria

King Abdullah II
King Abdullah II of Jordan
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Hundreds of Syrian refugees every day are fleeing across the border into Jordan. That's putting pressure on Jordan, which is calling for international aid.

"CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose sat down with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman for an extended interview.

ROSE: You believe that...this is not going to be easy for Assad to go, because he is part of the Alawite minority? And that therefore there may be a plan B?

KING ABDULLAH: If I was putting myself in his shoes. Again, having seen the images of what happened to Qaddafi, I mean that must be something in the back of his mind. Where would I want to go if that was an option? If he does go, by whatever means, I don't see that the system around him is capable of changing. The clock is ticking on a political transition and if we don't find ourselves a way out by the end of the year, then you are going to see a spike in sectarian violence and I think it's going to be a full-out civil war and I think calamity for years to come.

To watch more of the interview, tune in on Monday and Tuesday to "CBS This Morning", which starts at 7 a.m. on your local CBS affiliate.

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