France welcomes Masood Azhar designation as global terrorist

New Delhi, May 1: France in a statement welcomed designation of Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council.

“We welcome the designation today, by the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee, of Masood Azhar on the UN’s ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List”, France said in a statement.

“French diplomacy has been relentlessly pleading for sanctioning Azhar, head of the terrorist group responsible, notably, for the Pulwama attack last February. France had adopted national sanctions against Masood Azhar on 15th March”, it added.

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