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China Blocks Bid to Blacklist Masood Azhar; India Expresses Disappointment

March 14, 2019 | By

Chandigarh: China blocked on Wednesday India’s bid to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 list.

China on Wednesday hinted that it may once again block the move, saying only “the solution that is acceptable to all sides” is conducive to resolve the issue.

China put a technical hold on a proposal in the UN Security Council to ban Masood Azhar just before the close of the deadline.

Masood Azhar.(File Photo)

The request was moved by Britain, France and the United States, while Germany also joined as co-sponsor of the move on Wednesday. China has blocked the move by India and others states three times in the past.

In a statement, the ministry of external affairs said it was disappointed by the outcome.

A UNSC designation would have subjected Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo. An assets freeze under the Sanctions Committee requires that all states freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities.

The travel ban entails preventing the entry into or transit by all states through their territories by designated individuals.

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