Russia To Support India To Declare Masood Azhar As A Global Terrorist In UNSC

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Russia which had declared its support to India in its counter-terrorism measures and had even backed retaliatory action by the country following the cowardly Pulwama attack, has on Wednesday said that it will also support the country in United Nations Security Council to declare Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

Russia which had declared its support to India in its counter-terrorism measures and had even backed retaliatory action by the country following the cowardly Pulwama attack, has on Wednesday said that it will also support the country in United Nations Security Council to declare Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

Russian Minister Denis Manturov confirmed Russia's support and said:

"Definitely, we would also like to convey our condolences about the terrorist attack that happened. Russia supports India in question of terrorism"

Republic TV had learned on Tuesday that US and UK will be supporting India to move a proposal at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to name the Jaish-e-Mohammed founder as global terrorist.

The French government had said that it will move a proposal at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to name Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

On Tuesday, sources close to France have said that the country will move a proposal at the UNSC 1267 Committee to designate the Pakistani-based JeM chief as a global terrorist, a move which will be backed by India. 

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On Wednesday, on the occasion of the visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud, the country assured India its support in counter-terrorism measures.

The Saudi Crown Prince assured to provide complete support to India on its fight against terrorism in Pakistan, by extending cooperation in sharing intelligence.

"Extremism and terrorism are our common concerns. We would like to tell our friend India that we'll cooperate on all fronts, be it intelligence sharing. We'll work with everyone to ensure a brighter future for our upcoming generations," Saudi Crown Prince Salman said during the joint press briefing.


On Wednesday, Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India also expressed his condolences for the Pulwama attack. 

"Both UK and India have unfortunately suffered from terrorist attacks. So, what has happened in India last week in Kashmir is something that we regret. We send our condolences & we deplore terrorism wherever it takes place," he said. 

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