Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai on Wednesday denounced the armament of the Syrian opposition. “Some countries [are] sending weapons to support the Syrian revolution, which could make everybody’s life, especially the lives of Syrian citizens very difficult and very unsafe,” the National News Agency quoted Rai as saying in a press conference during his visit to India. The Patriarch also said that the conflict in Syria had turned into a civil war, calling on the opposition and the government in Syria to resort to dialogue. He added that the conflict was “no longer related to the opposition or the regime, because [foreign] countries have intervened and [the conflict] is no longer in the hands of Syrians.” [Link]