China defends blocking UNSC move, says it will bring lasting solution

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Beijing: China has defended blocking UN Security Council move to designate JeM chief as a global terrorist saying it will help find ‘lasting solution’ to the issue.

The 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 on February 27.

The proposal was moved days after a suicide bomber of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.

Asked why China blocked the move again, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters here that Beijing’s decision is in line with the rules of the committee.

He said China “sincerely hopes that relevant action taken by this committee will help relevant countries to engage in dialogue and consultation and prevent adding more complicated factors into regional peace and stability,”.

The spokesperson said :“Only a solution that is acceptable to all sides could fundamentally provide a chance for a lasting solution to the issue. China is ready to communicate and coordinate with all sides including India to properly handle this issue.”

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