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BRUSSELS - Several EU nations were considering a joint expulsion of Syrian diplomatic staff from their countries Tuesday in response to the weekend's horrific massacre in the town of Houla, diplomatic sources said.
"That idea is on the table," said an EU diplomat ahead of talks Tuesday and Wednesday between ambassadors from the 27-nation bloc, and as France announced the expulsion of the Syrian ambassador.
In Berlin, national news agency DPA reported that Germany too would expel the Syrian ambassador in protest at the weekend massacre.
"There was a concerted plan between Britain, France and Germany," said another source, who asked not to be identified.
Italy and Spain might possibly also be involved, added a diplomat.
EU ambassadors will discuss further how to respond to the weekend events at talks taking place in Brussels.