– Anna Macdonald, Oxfam, speaking to BBC Radio 4
We are concerned that supplying arms to the opposition won't level the playing field, in fact it will fuel a deadly arms race that will have even worse consequences for civilians.
The millions of people suffering in Syria right now don't need more arms, they need aid.
Providing more arms in times of conflict is simply adding fuel to the fire, it's fanning the flames of conflict and making the situation much worse.
Russia's deputy foreign minister has confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defence missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country.