After China’s objection, UNSC delays statement on Pulwama Attack

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New Delhi: China’s lone opposition in the 15-member UN Security Council to any mention of terrorism resulted in a delay of nearly one week in issuance of a statement by the powerful body on the dastardly Pulwama terror attack, official sources said here Friday.

However, the US assiduously worked as “pen holder” making various adjustments to get the approval by all other members of the Council, the sources told PTI.

While China was trying to water down the UNSC statement on Pulwama, Pakistan worked against issuance of any statement. Pakistan’s Permanent representative at the UN Maleeha Lodhi even met the President of Security Council but her efforts did not bear any fruit, they said.

The UN Security Council comprising 15 permanent and non-permanent members on Thursday condemned in the “strongest terms” the “heinous and cowardly” terror attack perpetrated by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on February 14.