China Again Declines to Back India’s Appeal to List JeM Chief Masood Azhar as Global Terrorist…..


       China again declines to back India’s appeal to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist by the UN following the Pulwama attack. Beijing had earlier today condemned the terror attack, saying it was deeply shocked over the incident and firmly opposed to terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for the terror attack in Pulwama a day after a car bomber belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad killed 40 CRPF jawans. The government has also announced it will withdraw the most favoured nation tag given to Pakistan, effectively closing down trade further between the two countries. “We firmly oppose and strongly condemn all forms of terrorism. We hope relevant regional countries will cooperate to cope with the threat of terrorism and jointly uphold regional peace and stability,” Geng said. When asked about China’s stand on the listing of Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council, he said: “As for the issue of listing, I could tell you that the 1267 Committee of Security Council has a clear stipulation on the listing and procedure of the terrorist organisations”. “JeM has been included in the Security Council terrorism sanctions list.