As China Continues To Save Masood Azhar For Fourth Time, UNSC Members Mull ‘Other Options’ To Counter Beijing


As China continues to block the efforts to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azar as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security Council, the other permanent members of the UNSC are considering ‘other options’ counter China, reports Defence News.

China, on Friday (15 March) had used a ‘technical hold’ to block the latest move mooted by France to list Masood Azhar, the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the terror-group that claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack of 14 February at the UN’s Islamic State and al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee.

“If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council. It shouldn’t have to come to that.” a UN diplomat was quoted as saying by Defence News. Read More

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