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Disappointed over China blocking proposal on Masood Azhar at UNSC: Ex envoy Gautam Bambawale

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Former Indian to China, Gautam Bambawale, on Thursday said that it is disappointing that blocked the listing of (JeM) as a global terrorist at Security Council (UNSC).

Talking to ANI, Bambawale said, "We are disappointed that for a fourth time blocked listing of at UNSC, under 1267 sanctions. It's quite obvious that is doing this as they've said they do not have enough information about "

He said China must have factored in the diplomatic cost for taking the step.

The former said, "China must have factored in that there is a diplomatic cost of taking this step. If China opposes terrorism, it must allow this listing to go ahead. We must continue to work with China to convince them to remove the hold."

China on Wednesday blocked a proposal in the to enlist Azhar as a global terrorist.

This is the fourth time that China has used the technical hold to block the proposal, which was being pushed by the US, the UK and

expressed disappointment over the development but vowed to continue to pursue "all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens" are brought to justice.

The US also said that the failure to designate Azhar as a global terrorist "runs counter" to and Beijing's goal of regional stability and peace. 0

JeM, a Pakistan-based terror outfit headed by Azhar, had carried out the Pulwama attack on February 14 in which 40 personnel of CRPF were killed.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 14:58 IST