France freezes Masood Azhar’s assets

Bloomberg March 16 | Updated on March 15, 2019 Published on March 15, 2019

Pakistan militant Masood Azhar (file photo)   -  Reuters

France has frozen the assets of Pakistani militant leader Masood Azhar on Friday, after China blocked an attempt to list him as a global terrorist at the United Nations.

France’s foreign, interior and finance ministries said in a joint statement that the action was linked to the February 14 attack in Indian-administered Kashmir. France said it would also ask the 28-member European Union to add Azhar on its terror list.

The French statement did not indicate if Azhar actually has any assets in France.

France will always be on the side of India in the struggle against terrorism, it said.

Published on March 15, 2019
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