China gives a strong response over new US move against Masood Azhar
A Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Geng Shuang at a regular briefing in Beijing today cautioned that US move would not be conducive to the peace and security in South Asia.
He said the US behavior is not in consistent with the rules and procedures of the UNSC and it will only complicate the issue.
The spokesperson said China has repeatedly said its position on Masood Azhar designation issue that is consistent and clear.
He expressed the hope that various parties will meet each other the halfway and continue to properly resolve this issue under the 1267 Committee framework.
He said that China has been working with various parties and is making progress and the US side is aware of the circumstances but it insisted on pushing the security council to adopt the draft resolution that behavior could not be justified.