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US, UK, France ask UNSC to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar

The United States, Britain and France on Wednesday proposed that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar. They have asked the 15-member Security Council sanctions committee to subject Azhar to an arms embargo, global travel ban and asset freeze. The United States State Department also called on India and Pakistan to cease all cross-border military activity and return to stability. It has urged both sides to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, including direct communication.

Updated : 28 February 2019, 09:26 AM