New Delhi, August 13: China thwarted India’s attempt to nominate Abdul Rauf Azhar, one of the masterminds of the 1998 IC 814 hijacking. all forms.
Asghar, brother of Pakistan-based JeM terrorist Masood Azhar, has been accused of masterminding a number of terrorist attacks. India and the United States had hoped to designate Al-Azhar as an international terrorist in the United Nations Security Council, but China, a veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council and a close ally of Pakistan, slowed the move. India accuses China of thwarting UN sanctions against Jem terrorist Abdul Rauf Al-Azhar.
“China participates in the work of the Commission in a constructive and responsible manner, in accordance with the Commission’s rules and procedures. The Chinese side needs more time to evaluate it, which will be implemented in accordance with relevant rules and procedures,” China’s special envoy Sun Weidong told reporters.
But at the same time, he added, “China is ready to cooperate with all countries in the world to combat the threat of international terrorism.” Weidong claimed that China was “strongly opposed” to all forms of terrorism. Weidong was asked by journalists to clarify his neighbor’s position on the issue. However, the situation at the Actual Line of Control (LAC) was stable.
“China conducts all its activities at the border according to the agreement signed between India and China. I have no specific information about any movements. ” he said in response to a question about reporting on military and air force activities near the LAC.
A proposal to designate Asgar as an international terrorist was moved by India and the United States in the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council. India and the United States wanted Asghar to be designated a global terrorist and subject to a global travel ban and freeze of all his assets. Consent of all members was required.
On August 11, 14 UNSC members agreed to impose sanctions on Asgar, but China blocked the move. It was widely believed that China had stepped up, as Pakistan was one of its closest allies.
On Tuesday, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboji said the practice of withholding or blocking the listing of terrorist demands without justification must end, apparently referring to China. said. Kamboi made these remarks during his UNSC debate on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
China has repeatedly suspended lists of Pakistan-based terrorists under the UNSC Al Qaeda and ISIL Sanctions Commission. Earlier in June, India lashed out at China after it blocked a proposal to list terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki under the Sanctions Commission, also known as the UNSC 1267 Commission.
Ambassador Kamboji said India has suffered from the threat of terrorism for decades and has learned to counter this threat with determination and firm resolve. We hope to address threats with zero tolerance,” she added.
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