It is fourth time where China blocked an initiative to tag Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.
China sent note an hour before the deadline, after which the resolution to tag him a “global terrorist” would have been considered adopted by the UN Security Council. China said it needed more time to examine the sanctions request on Masood Azhar, diplomats said.
India said it was “disappointed by this outcome”. This has prevented action by the international community to designate the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a proscribed and active terrorist organization which has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019,” the ministry said
The proposal to designate Masood Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and the US on February 27. Germany became a co-sponsor to the proposal later on Wednesday.