Two days after China put a technical hold on the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar at the United Nations Security Council, France took the lead in imposing national sanctions on the terrorist responsible for attacks in Pulwama, Pathankot and Parliament House. Paris also said it will ask other European countries to include Azhar’s name in the European Union’s list of terrorists.
“France has decided to sanction Masood Azhar at the national level by freezing his assets in application of the Monetary and Financial Code. A joint decree of the Ministries of the Interior, and Economy and Finance was published today in the Official Gazette,” a statement issued by the three French ministries said. Read more