China protests parallel initiative to block Azhar

China on Wednesday raised its pitch against Washington’s parallel initiative to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, insisting that its diplomacy within the 1267 committee of the Security Council was yielding “positive results”.

In response to a question on Washington’s attempt to designate Azhar as an international terrorist through a separate resolution, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that most countries within the Council were not supporting the U.S.’s move.

He stressed that Washington’s parallel initiative was needless as Beijing was making progress to build consensus to list Azhar as a global terrorist within the 1267 committee itself. The Associated Press reported that a draft resolution circulated to Security Council members on March 27 by the U.S. would impose a travel ban and asset freeze on him.

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Printable version | Jan 22, 2021 4:45:02 PM |

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