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China Caught In Crossfire As Pakistan Under Pressure To Act On 'Dying Asset' Masood Azhar

Masood Azhar's UN listing as a global terrorist has smoothened the path for India-Pakistan talks but China's role will be watched

Broken Fangs Photograp by PTI

International negotiations can be said to have a perfect conclusion when all parties walk back from the talks table with demonstrable gains. The UN Security Council’s listing of Masood Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’ earlier this month exemplifies how successful negotiations can work.

The decision of the council members was based on consideration of bilateral, regional and international issues. Irr­espective of their ties with Pakistan, none of the 15 members wanted to push the diplomatic envelope any further than what could damage their own international standings, especially vis-a-vis their resolve to fight global terrorism.

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