Washington: Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is a 'bad guy' and should be declared a global terrorist, the United States on Wednesday said as China blocked a bid at the United Nations to list Pathankot terror attack mastermind as a designated terrorist.Last week, China for the fourth time had blocked a proposal backed by the US, France and Britain to list Azhar as a global terrorist, citing a lack of consensus among the members of the Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.
China had in August extended by three months its technical hold on the US, France and United Kingdom-backed proposal to list Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN after having blocked the move in February this year at the United Nations. Notably, China was the only country opposing the designation of Azhar by the Security Council as a terrorist. All other 14 of the 15 members of the UN Security Council were supporting the bid to place Azhar on the sanctions list that would subject him to an assets freeze and travel ban. Azhar is accused of several terrorist attacks in India, including one on the Pathankot air force station in January 2016.