China urges US to act cautiously & avoid bypassing on issue of listing Masood Azhar

BEIJING (Monitoring Desk): China has urged the United States to act cautiously on listing of Masood Azhar issue and avoid bypassing the relevant committee of the UN Security Council as it would only complicate the matter.

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during his regular briefing in Beijing today that issue of listing of Masood Azhar involved a series of complex factors and China has also been working to seek a proper solution through dialogue and consensus.

He said that US action has reduced the authority of the committee as a main anti-terrorism body of the UN Security Council.

The spokesperson urged the US to act cautiously and avoid forcefully moving forward this draft resolution.

Geng Shuang said the Security Council should act in a prudential way to play a constructive role and create necessary time and space for the relevant parties to conduct dialogue and negotiations.