China De­fends Block­ing US Plan on Azhar

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

BEIJING: China on Wed­nes­day de­fended its de­ci­sion to block the US’ pro­posal in the UN for des­ig­nat­ing Pathankot at­tack mas­ter­mind and JeM chief Ma­sood Azhar as a global ter­ror­ist, say­ing the “con­di­tions” have not yet been met for Beijing to back the move. On China putting a tech­ni­cal hold for the third time on at­tempts to list Azhar as a global ter­ror­ist, For­eign Min­istry spokesman Lu Kang told a me­dia brief­ing here that Beijing re­sorted to this move to al­low the “rel­e­vant par­ties” to reach a con­sen­sus. “Last year 1,267 Com­mit­tee of the UN Security Coun­cil dis­cussed the is­sue re­gard­ing list­ing Ma­sood in the sanc­tions list,” Lu said.— FLO­RAL HON­OUR

BJP pres­i­dent Amit Shah at a pub­lic meet­ing in Ut­tar Pradesh on Wed­nes­day —

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