MADRID  - Spain recalled its ambassador in Syria for consultations over the Damascus government's bloody crackdown on protests, the foreign ministry in Madrid said Tuesday."Because of the increase of repression against the civil population in recent days in Syria, the government of Spain has decided to recall its ambassador in Damascus," it said in a statement."The Syrian ambassador is also going to be summoned urgently to the foreign ministry so that its condemnation of the action of the Syrian armed and security forces can be expressed to him in person."France also said on Tuesday it was recalling its ambassador in Syria for consultations, in the latest diplomatic moves against the crackdown by Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad. Italy, Britain and the United States have also withdrawn their envoys.