In a big setback to terror sponsoring nations China and Pakistan and the Jaish E Mohammad Chief Masood Azhar, France has decided to freeze the French assets of the JeM Chief Masood Azhar
This decision has been taken in the wake of the recent move of China at UNSC where it opposed the other member nations Russia, UK, US and France and supported the terrorist Masood Azhar once again using its veto power for not to designate him as a global terrorist
The announcement came following a joint statement issued by the French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry.The official statement added that France would discuss putting Masood Azhar on a European Union list of people suspected of being involved in terrorism.
Pakistan has been under pressure from global powers to act against terror groups including JeM which are based out of its territory.While a host of nations supported the resolution, China decided to block it saying it needed more time to consider the request.
But China and Pakistan will not be able to shield terrorism for long now. The members have already warned to China that if it continues like this then the members will follow an alternative route but will not let this happen anymore.
The member countries will move to higher level and will hold live proceedings of the event. Although the proceedings and decisions by which the sanctions committee lists terrorists are confidential and members do not have to explain their vote.
But, according to rules and regulations of the listing of terrorists by the UN there is still a clause of escalating the stalled designation proposal to the Security Council where the member country blocking the bid will be forced to defend its defence of a well-known terrorist in full public view.
The Open UNSC proceedings will be telecasted live. Thus China will be forced to take a stand publicly, “in full view” of those watching the live feed as it either defends its opposition to the designation of a man who is undeniably a terrorist or give up.
So China and Pakistan should better watch their action or be ready to be exposed in front of all for its favoritism to terrorism