China says it understands India’s concerns over Masood Azhar

China says it understands India’s concerns over Masood Azhar

New Delhi:  Days after China once again blocked India’s move to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist at the UN Security Council (UNSC), Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui said the matter would be resolved soon.

“Regarding Masood Azhar, we fully understand and we fully believe this matter. We understand India’s concerns and are optimistic that this matter will be resolved,” Luo was quoted as saying by by news agency ANI on Sunday.

“This matter will be resolved, this is only a technical hold which means there is time for continued consultations. It will be resolved believe me,” he added.

China on Wednesday again blocked a move to designate as global terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN Security Council (UNSC) by placing the proposal on “technical hold”, evoking strong disappointment by India which vowed to work to bring to book the perpetrators of terror attack to justice.

The proposal to blacklist Masood Azhar was moved by France, the UK and the US on Feb 27 on the heels of the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir that killed about 40 Indian soldiers. Jaish has claimed responsibility for the attack.


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