China says that solid evidence is required to implicate the JeM leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist
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.
The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and the US on February 27
The fate of the proposal to designate Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council will be known in less than 24 hours,
when the deadline to raise objections to the bid expires.
“I could reiterate that China will continue to adopt responsible attitude and participate in the deliberations in the UNSC 1267 Committee,”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing here.
China, a veto-wielding member of the UNSC
has blocked the move by India and other member nations three times in the past.
China has been insisting that the solution should be acceptable to all.
Asked to clarify whether the issue has been listed for discussion for March 13,
China is in talks with all the parties concerned, Lu said,
On the issue of listing Azhar, he said,
“I want to say that China always adopts a responsible attitude,
engage in consultations with various parties and properly deal with this issue.”
“The discussions, I want to say must follow the rules and procedures of the relevant bodies,
and only the solution that is acceptable to all sides is conducive for resolving the issue,” he said.
The JeM, headed by Azhar, 50, carried out many terror strikes in India and was involved in the attack on Parliament,
JeM also claimed responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama suicide attack which left 40 CRPF personnel dead.
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Rauf,
And others have been identified by India as ‘handlers’ behind the pre-dawn Fidayeen attack on the IAF air base Pathankot in Punjab on January 2, 2016.