External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday stated the leaders who term China’s blocking off of banning JeM leader Masood Azhar at the UN a “diplomatic failure” ought to see that India became by myself while the circulate became first made in 2009 underneath the UPA rule, while it had international support in 2019.
Her comments got here a day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over China’s blockading of the UN decision to designate Azhar, an international terrorist, alleging that the PM turned into “susceptible” and “scared” of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Taking to Twitter, Swaraj stated she wants to apprise the people of the records concerning the listing of Azhar under the United Nations Sanctions Committee. “The idea has been mooted four times. In 2009, India, underneath the UPA authorities, changed into the lone proposer. In 2016, India’s inspiration was co-backed using the US, France, and the UK. In 2017, the US, UK, and France moved the idea.
“In 2019, the proposal changed into moved by US, France, and the UK and supported by 14 of the 15 UN Security Council participants and also co-sponsored by way of Australia, Bangladesh, Italy, and Japan — non-members of the Security Council,” she said in a series of tweets. She asserted that India had secured “extraordinary guide” from the worldwide network for listing the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader underneath the UN Sanctions Committee.
“I even have shared those statistics with you so that leaders who describe this as our strategic failure may see for themselves that in 2009, India turned into by myself. In 2019, India had the global guide,” the external affairs minister stated.