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US move to take Azhar issue to UNSC complicates its resolution: China


BEIJING: China on Wednesday hit out at america for threatening to make use of "all available resources" to designate Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar as a 'international terrorist', pronouncing Washington's transfer is complicating the issue and now not conducive to peace and balance in South Asia.

After China put a hang on a French proposal to list Azhar underneath the 1267 al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the Council, america on March 27 circulated a draft solution to the powerful 15-nation Council to blacklist Azhar and topic him to a commute ban, an belongings freeze and an fingers embargo.


Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing here that China is adopting constructive and reasonable stand at the issue to unravel it correctly.

He was responding to a query about State Department spokesman's assertions that america will use all "available resources" to blacklist Azhar.

The US on Tuesday reportedly said it is going to "utilise all to be had sources” to verify Jaish-e-Mohammad founder Azhar, was held responsible.

The State Department was responding to China criticising america, France and the United Kingdom for moving a draft solution at the united states as "now not a constructive transfer” and that it "set a foul example”.

China, on Monday criticised america for without delay taking the issue of record Azhar as international terrorists to UN Security Council after it had put a technical hang on america, UK and French solution previous to claim him a world terrorist within the UN's 1267 Sanctions Committee dealing with counter-terrorism issues.

On Monday, Geng claimed "positive development" has been made to unravel the vexed issue and accused america of scuttling its efforts.

China has thus far blocked the transfer to designate Azhar as a 'international terrorist' four times lately.

On Wednesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said overwhelming majority of the united states contributors imagine that efforts will have to be made underneath the 1267 Sanctions Committee to solve this designation thru dialogue and session instead of pushing the draft solution at the united states.

"Also China has been operating arduous with relevant aspects and is making positive results. The US knows that rather well. Under such instances america still insists on pushing the draft solution, does not make any sense," he reiterated.

He said america' motion isn't in line with the UN laws and common follow and sets a foul precedent.

"It is only complicating the issue and now not conducive to peace and balance in South Asia," he said.

"China will proceed to adopt constructive and accountable perspective to take part in discussions and deliberations at the designation issue," he said.


"We hope this issue will in the end be resolved correctly,” he said.


To another query that no proof has come in regards to the involvement of JeM within the terror assault in Pulwama and the placement in Jammu and Kashmir, Geng said, "On the recent incident in Kashmir, China has stated its position. We hope South Asia could maintain peace and stability and we hope India and Pakistan will engage in dialogue and through dialogue and consultation resolve outstanding issues."


India handed over a dossier to Pakistan on February 27 with explicit main points of Pakistan-based terror staff JeM's complicity within the Pulwama assault that killed 40 CRPF body of workers on February 14 and the presence of JeM terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan.


Pakistan has already said that it has now not found any hyperlink between the JeM and the Pulwama terror assault and demanded additional info/proof from India.


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