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US targets China for blocking move to list Pak terrorist, " no nation should stand in way"

US targets China for blocking move to list Pak terrorist,  no nation should stand in way

New Delhi: The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced solidarity with India while addressing a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) Counter-Terrorism Committee in Mumbai.

Blinken added that "six US citizens were among those who died in the November 2008 terror attacks in this city" recalling one of the horrific terrorist attacks the nation faced, as per a report in India Today.

The US Secretary of state said, targeting China, that all member states should support the resolutions to designate terrorists under the UNSC' 1267 list and added that no nation should stand in their way.

The committee formed in 1999 under the UNSC, which maintains the 1267 list, allows the UN member states to add to the list the name of any group affiliated with Al Qaeda or ISIS as a terrorist group.

However China blocked a proposal by India and the US to blacklist Pakistan-based militant Hafiz Talah Saeed who is the son of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed.

Recalling the Mumbai terrorist attack, Blinken said "we" must do more than mourning, in responsibility to the victims, bringing to justice perpetrators and masterminds of the Mumbai attacks.

He was quoted as saying that allowing the architects of these attacks to go unpunished will send a message to the terrorists that their heinous (crimes) will be tolerated.

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TAGS:US-China-cold-warUN the 1267 listmilitant Hafiz Talah Saeed
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