US: Failure to designate JeM chief runs counter to goal of regional stability, peace


The United States has stated that the disappointment to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist “runs counter” to Washington and China’s goal of local stability and peace.

“As UN Sanctions Committee deliberations are confidential, we don’t comment on specific matters, but we will continue working with the Sanctions Committee to ensure that the designations list is updated and accurate,” said a US Embassy spokesperson here on Thursday.


“With respect to China, the United States and China share a mutual interest in achieving regional stability and peace, and a failure to designate Azhar runs counter to this goal,” the spokesperson further said.

US’ observation comes tight on the heels of China, in the United Nations Security Council, cutting off the proposal of France, United States, and the UK to settle dreaded terrorist Masood Azhar on the UN terror blacklist.

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Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based terrorist outfit headed by Azhar, has brought out many harmful terror attacks in India consisting of Pulwama terror attack on February 14 in which 40 jawans of CRPF were killed.

Jaish-e-Mohammed too carried out the attack on parliament in the year 2001, as well as in Punjab’s Pathankot airbase in the year 2016.