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Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has said that he believes the EU should maintain a "common approach" towards Syria.
The Syrian ambassador in Switzerland, who is also the Syrian envoy to France, has been expelled.
Bulgaria is expelling Syria's Charge d'Affaires as part of an international response to the massacre of civilians in the Syrian village of Houla, its Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
In a statement the ministry said:
Two other diplomats at the Syrian embassy will also be expelled and Bulgarian mission will temporarily close in Damascus and its diplomats will return.
The United States has confirmed that it has expelled the Syrian Charge d'Affaires. The State Department has issued the following statement:
The Netherlands has become the latest country to expel its Syrian ambassador.
Foreign Ministry sources in Italy have confirmed that the Syrian ambassador will be expelled, in line with a number of other countries - Reuters
The Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the killing of at least 108 civilians in the Syrian town of Houla on Friday and said there was a limit to the world's patience over ending the bloodshed:
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