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China to block India's bid to have Azhar declared UN-designated terrorist

Disagreements continue to prevail in the UN Committee related to terrorism issues in this case

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Jaish leader Masood Azhar held for Pathankot attack

on Tuesday hinted at blocking a United Nations (UN) ban on Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM) leader once again, saying that disagreements continue to prevail in the Committee related to issues in this particular case.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang's comments came in response to a question on the Azhar issue ahead of its review by the 1267 Committee of the next month.

"We have talked about our position many times. We believe that the principles of objectivity and professionalism and justice shall be upheld," Geng told media briefing.

Geng was responding to a question whether there can be a forward movement over China's repeated technical holds to block India's move to get a ban on Azhar.

"At present, some members have disagreed over the listing matter. And stands ready to remain in coordination and communication with the relevant parties on this issue," he said.

put a technical hold to a move in the UN by the US and other countries to declare Azhar a terrorist for his role in the Pathankot terror attack.

Last year had put technical holds on India's application to designate Azhar as a terrorist.

First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 15:21 IST