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Emmanuel Macron government to seize Masood Azhar’s French assets

Emmanuel Macron government has decided to freeze the French assets of JeM Chief Masood Azhar, Reuters reported on Friday. The decision comes after China blocked the UN resolution declaring him a ‘global terrorist.’ France was one of the nations that had backed the UNSC proposal, which was vetoed by China. The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UNSC was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the JeM killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Pulwama.

Updated : 16 March 2019, 08:32 AM