The list of countries that have expelled senior Syrian diplomats has grown throughout the day as reaction to the Houla massacre is felt by the regime.
So far the countries that have expelled Syrian Charge d'Affaires are:
Syria's foreign ministry expelled the Charge d'affaires for the Netherlands and giving her 72 hours to leave, according to state TV.
Bulgaria has also closed its mission in Damascus and recalled the diplomats there.
The State Department in the U.S. issued the following statement as it expelled the Syrian Charge d'Affaires:
Russia and China have both refused to dismiss Syrian dimplomats and said that they will not supoport military action: