LONDON, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Britain has decided to expel the Syrian Charge d'Affaires and two other diplomats, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday.
The Syrian Charge d'Affaires has been given seven days to leave Britain, Hague said, adding that some other countries including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United States, and Canada are taking similar measures.
A Foreign Office spokesman told Xinhua that the government will formally announce the decision on Tuesday afternoon.
The Syrian Charge d'Affaires was summoned to the British Foreign Office on Monday. Political Director Geoffrey Adams expressed Britain's condemnation of the killing of 108 people in the central Syrian village of Houla on Friday and Saturday.
The Syrian government has denied involvement of government troops in the massacre, while blaming "hundreds of heavily armed gunmen" who attacked soldiers in the area for the killings.