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    The United States would welcome the efforts by the Russian government to help UN reach an agreement on providing humanitarian aid to Syria’s Aleppo, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On August 18, the Russian Defense Ministry welcomed de Mistura's proposal for a 48-hour pause in fighting in Aleppo and expressed readiness to implement the first 48-hour humanitarian pause to supply the city with aid as a "pilot project.

    "We would welcome the Russians and others to reach the agreement in order to help UN," Earnst stated. "We are concerned that the Assad regime backed by Russians and Iranians blocked the road the UN was using to provide humanitarian access."

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