Beijing: China on Wednesday dismissed reports that the US, Britain and France have given its ultimatum till April 23 to raise “technical grip” to designate JM chief Masood Azhar of Pakistan as a global terrorist. , But claimed that the heroic issue is “moving towards the settlement”.
After the Pulwama attack, a new proposal to designate Azhar under the United Nations Security Council’s 1267 Al-Qaeda Ban Committee was transferred by France, Britain and the United States.
However, China stopped the bid by placing “technical grip” on the proposal. After this, the United States supported by the UK and France went directly to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to blacklist Azhar.
A member of the UNSC’s veto-member China, while opposing the move, said that the issue should be resolved in the 1267 committee, which also works under the UN body’s top body.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that the three countries have fixed the deadline for April 23 to increase their technical hold for China in the 1267 committee, otherwise they will pressurize to discuss the issue. t know where you get such information ”
He said that the UNSC and its subsidiary institution 1267 have both clear rules and procedures.
You need to get clarification from sources about obtaining such information. China’s situation is very clear. This issue should be resolved through cooperation. We do not believe that any effort without the consensus of the members will get satisfactory results.
On the issue of listing Azhar, China’s position remains unchanged. We also keep in touch with related parties. The matter is moving towards settlement, “he said.
The related parties are compelling new resolutions through the United Nations Security Council. We strongly oppose it. In fact, relevant discussion at the UNSC, most of the members expressed the desire that the issue should be discussed within the 1267 committee and they do not expect to bypass it to handle this issue, “he said.
Without speaking directly to the United States, Lou said, “We hope that the respective countries can respect the opinion of most members of the UNSC working in a cooperative way and within the framework of the 1267 committee to resolve this issue properly Can help. ”
When asked on their claim in detail that the issue which was pending for years due to the series of technical hold kept by China, it had moved towards resolution, only to the point that the matter was moving towards settlement.
China is continuously stopping the movements of India, the United States, Britain and France to blacklist Azhar, which had stopped it once again by putting a “technical grip” in the United Nations 1267 committee on March 14.
On April 1, China claimed that positive progress has been made to resolve this issue and accused Washington of failing to end its efforts in the United Nations Security Council.
China also came with a similar claim in response to the comments of the US State Department’s spokesperson on April 3 that Washington will use all available resources to blacklist Azhar to ensure that it will be held accountable.