The United of America is trying to blacklist Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in the United Nation. Us claimed that Azhar meets all the criteria to get banned. Trumps’ administration said that not banning Azhar will bring instability in the region.
The United States, Britain and France have moved a resolution in the United Nations to blacklist Azhar, and all the three are the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
Masood Azhar is the chief of the terrorists’ group called Jaish-e-Mohammed. The JeM is the same group who did the attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama last month. Its name is also involved in the attacks on Uri and Jammu, attack on Parliament and the Pathankot attack.
This is not the first time when some member if the UN Security Council has tried to pass a resolution in UN to van Azhar. But China, who also happens to be a permanent member of UNSC, has thwarted all those attempts.
From Trump’s administration side, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino talked to the media and said that the US has enough evidence Azhar.
“Azhar is the founder and the leader of the JeM, and he meets the criteria for designation by the United Nations,” he said.
"The United Nations Sanctions Committee, their deliberations, are confidential, and as such we don't comment on specific matters, but we'll continue to work with the Sanctions Committee to ensure that the designation list is updated and accurate," he added.
When a reporter asked Mr. Robert on China’s attempts to stop banning Azhar, he replied, “The United States and China share a mutual interest in achieving regional stability and peace, and that a failure to designate Azhar would run counter to this goal.”
A meeting will be held between the five permanent nations of UNSC. Let’s see what comes out of the meeting.