China says it needs more time to assess US, India proposal to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar’s brother | India News

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Except for China, all other 14 member states of the UN Security Council were supportive of the proposal.

BEIING: China on Thursday sought to defend its move to block a proposal by the US and India at the UN to blacklist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) deputy chief Abdul Rauf Azhar, saying it needs more time to assess the application to designate him as a global terrorist.
China on Wednesday put a hold on a proposal by India and the US to designate Azhar, the brother of JeM chief Masood Azhar, as a global terrorist and subject him to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.
“We need more time to assess the relevant application,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media briefing while replying to a question.
Wang said the 1267 Committee of the UNSC has clear guidelines regarding the designation of terrorist organisations and individuals and related…

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