China’s Feud Against US Over Imposing Sanctions On Azhar Continues
The US and China are now engaged in a quarrel over listing and recognizing Jaish chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. China hasaccused theUS of “forcefully moving” a resolutionwithin the SC.
The US increased the gravity of the matter in the Security Council by seeking a discussion, which invited sharp Chinese retort. Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state made a strong statement criticising China’s behaviour.
On one hand China abuses more than a million Muslims at home, but on the other, it protects violent Islamic terrorist groups from sanctions at UN.
The Chinese response however, was measured. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in Beijing “We urge the US to act cautiously and avoid forcefully moving forward this resolution. This has reduced the authority of the committee as a main anti-terrorism body of the UNSC and only complicates the issue”. What are your views on this bitter showdown? Comment down below…
~Written by Akshay Lavakare Student of V.C.W Arya Vidya Mandir School