Assad says ready to study UN plan to `freeze` Aleppo fighting

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday he was ready to study a UN plan to "freeze" fighting in the northern city of Aleppo, a statement from his office said.

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday he was ready to study a UN plan to "freeze" fighting in the northern city of Aleppo, a statement from his office said.

"President Assad has been informed by (UN envoy Staffan) de Mistura of the main points of his initiative," said the statement issued after the two men held talks in Damascus.

"(Assad) said it was worthy of study and that work on it is needed... in order to re-establish security in Aleppo," it added.

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