We Got Unprecedented support from International community To list Masood Azhar: Sushma SwarajMarch 15, 2019 18:49
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In a series of tweets, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj counters congress’allegation of diplomatic failure on the issue of China blocking bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at UN Security Council.
She said that India in 2019 got worldwide support, while in 2009, India under UPA government was the only country, which wanted the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief to be blacklisted,
“I wish to apprise you of the facts regarding listing of Masood Azhar under the United Nations Sanctions Committee. The proposal has been mooted four times. In 2009, India under the UPA Government was the lone proposer. In 2016, India's proposal was co-sponsored by USA, France and UK In 2017, USA,UK and France moved the proposal,” she said in series of tweets.
She mentioned that this time the resolution was moved by USA, France and United Kingdom and it was supported by 14 out of 15 members of UN Security Council.
“In 2019, the proposal was moved by USA, France and UK and supported by 14 of the 15 UN Security Council Members and also co-sponsored by Australia, Bangladesh, Italy and Japan - non members of the Security Council,” she said.
She added, “Thus, we have secured an unprecedented support from the international community for listing of Masood Azhar under the UN Sanctions Committee. I have shared these facts with you so that leaders who describe this as our diplomatic failure may see for themselves that in 2009, India was alone. In 2019, India has the world wide support.”
By Sai Kumar