China which has been consistently blocking India, US, UK and France’s moves to blacklist Azhar had stalled it once again at the 1267 Committee of the UN on March 14 by putting a “technical hold”.
On April 1, China claimed that positive progress has been made to resolve the issue and accused Washington of scuttling its efforts by taking it to the UN Security Council.
China also came up with similar claims on April 3 responding to US State Department spokesman’s comments that Washington will use all available resources to blacklist Azhar to ensure that he will be held accountable.
China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter.(AP)
China on Wednesday dismissed reports that the US, UK and France have served it an ultimatum until April 23 to lift its “technical hold” on designating Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist but claimed that the vexed issue is “moving towards settlement”.india
After the Pulwama attack, a fresh proposal to designate — Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, the UK and the US. However, China blocked the bid by putting a “technical hold” on the proposal. Following this, the US backed by the UK and France moved directly to UN Security Council (UNSC) to blacklist Azhar.