US seeking China’s support for listing JeM Chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

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NEW DELHI - The United States is working to convince China to allow the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar by the UNSC 1267 Committee, a senior administration official, who did not want to be named, said, speaking exclusively to *The Hindu*.

“We are working hard to convince China.

link is not in China’s interest to shield terrorist groups operating in Pakistan, and as a responsible global power, China should take a clear stand against terrorism.

So we expect China to join in designating Masood Azhar as a terrorist,” the official said.

The official said that the U.S. felt India’s frustration over Pulwama attack.

Pakistan had, last week reportedly detained more than 120 individuals connected to religious groups, taken over madrasas and seized assets of groups including those of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) — a sister organisation of militant outfit Lakshar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its charity arm, Falah –e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) both organisations of Hafiz Saeed, a U.N. designated terrorists groups.

Nevertheless, Saeed and Azhar have both been detained by Pakistan before and subsequently released.

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