(MENAFN) On Thursday, Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi "appealed" to world leaders to "peacefully" end the wars ravaging in the region, after tensions esclated between the United States and Russia over an alleged chemical attack against civilians in Syria.
"We appeal to the international community, to the conscience of world powers to work on ending wars and to bring peace through diplomatic means. Peoples of the Middle East have the right to live in peace, and we know how wars begin, but we do not know how they end," said Rahi addressing the international community.
"Regretfully, the language of peace is absent between states. We also regret the situation the Syrian people have reached which affects Lebanon, particularly the economic situation," added the Patriarch.