China blocks move to have Masood Azhar banned by UN
03 November, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Diane Mills
The latest move by China comes about 10 days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the ASEAN summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 13 and 14.
India, backed by the United States, has been trying to get Maulana Masood Azhar on a U.N. list of groups with ties to Al Qaeda, blaming his group for a series of attacks in India, including one on its parliament in 2002 and another a year ago on an airbase.
According to United Nations rules, if China does not extend the technical hold, Azhar would automatically be designated a global terrorist.
India on Thursday termed China's block on the listing of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar with a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions panel as "short sighted and counter-productive". "The relevant Security Council resolutions have clear stipulations on the mandate of the 1267 Committee and explicit requirements for the listing criteria of terrorist organizations or individuals", Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying told the reporters during a press conference in Beijing.
It did the same to a USA proposal backed by France and Britain, first blocking it in January and then put a technical hold for three months in August. All other 14 countries of the 15-member security council supported the move by the U.S. and France, news agency PTI said. "But there is still absence of consensus on this matter". "China would remain in communication and coordination with all relevant parties in line with the resolutions of the Security Council and the rules of procedure of the 1267 Committee", she added.
To the follow-up questions, Hua said the committee has its rules. "This is a fact", Hua said. A new resolution will have to be moved now.
"We are deeply disappointed once again, a single country has blocked global consensus on the designation of an acknowledged terrorist and leader of UN-designated terrorist organisation Masood Azhar".
Sources said that the issue of Masood Azhar, however, will be definitely discussed in December, when Indian and U.S. officials meet for their first dialogue on terrorist designations. The official's comment indicates that China would veto the application in the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council that would subject him to an assets freeze and travel ban to allow it to lapse.
He further said that India should not depend on China's stance on Azhar and take its own action.
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