Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China

Last Updated: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 15:06 hrs

Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter.

Beijing also rejected the report that the US, the UK and France asked China to lift the technical hold on Azhar by April 23 failing which they will move a formal resolution for discussion, vote and passage at the UN Security Council.

"On the issue of the listing of Masood Azhar, China's position remains unchanged. We are also having communication with relevant parties and the matter is moving towards the direction of settlement," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said here.