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China Blocks UN Bid To Blacklist Masood Azhar

Chinese Foreign Ministry has said it still "needs more time" to evaluate a U.N. Security Council committee proposal to blacklist Jaish e Muhammad Chief Masood Azhar.

Speaking at a regular news conference in Beijing, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's comments came as he explained why china this week chose to block the motion.

China on Wednesday put on hold a request moved at the behest of New Delhi at the U.N. Security Council to Mohammad Masood Azhar to the un terror blacklist.

The request was made by the United States, Britain and France.

It was the fourth time that the UN Security Council was considering a request to put Azhar on the UN sanctions blacklist, which would subject him to a global travel ban, an assets freeze and an arms embargo.