Published: Mar 02, 2012 1:04 PM EST
Updated: Mar 02, 2012 4:32 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy says his country is closing its embassy in Syria.
 
Sarkozy made the announcement in Brussels on Friday, a day after two French journalists, one of them injured, escaped to Lebanon after being trapped for days in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.