Washington: The United States on Tuesday has stated that it will “utilize all available resources” to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad founder Masood Azhar. The statement stated that they will ensure him for being accountable countering Chinese charges that it has circumvented the UN Security Council’s sanctions committee.
International media reported that a US State Department spokesperson said in a statement, “While we strongly prefer that UNSC designations take place through the committee process, the United States and its allies and partners, including those on the UN Security Council, will utilize all available avenues to ensure that the founder and leader of the UN-designated terrorist organization JeM is held accountable by the international community.”
He has also confirmed that “We circulated a draft UNSC resolution with the UK and French support”. China was criticizing the United States, France, and the United Kingdom for passing a draft resolution at the UNSC as “not a constructive move” and that it “set a bad example”.
Beijing said that the process should have stayed in the 1267 sanctions committee where progress had been made and that the United States was all aware of it and yet it “insists on pushing” draft resolution at the UNSC.