China likely to block move to designate Masood Azhar as global terrorist

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Beijing: China on Wednesday has hinted that it will once again block the move to declare Masood Azhar  a global terrorist hours ahead of UNSC meeting.

China again reiterated that only “the solution that is acceptable to all sides” is conducive to resolve the issue.

Media reports said the fate of the proposal to designate JeM chief a global terrorist by the UN Security Council will be known in less than 24 hours.

China has been blocking  the move by India and other member nations three times in the past to designate Azhar as global terrorist. It has been insisting that the solution should be acceptable to all.

According to reports, on the issue of listing Azhar, China said it always adopts a responsible attitude to the issue. It wants to engage others in healthy consultations with various parties and properly deal with this issue.

It may be recalled China’s Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou had recently travelled to Pakistan and held talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other officials on this issue.

The JeM, headed by the 50-year-old Azhar, carried out many terror strikes in India and was involved in the attack on Parliament, the Pathankot air force base and army camps in Jammu and Uri.

The  terror outfit has also owned responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama suicide attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were martyred.

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