India obliquely takes potshots at Pakistan and China at the UN

At the open debate “addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security” in the Security Council on December 20, 2017, India expressed unhappiness at recent turn of events in Pakistan with regards to Masood Azhar, though without taking any names, India’s permanent representative Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said. “Even on counter-terrorism, cooperation continues to elude the Council. It is noticed that on an issue as serious as designation of terrorist individuals and entities, the Council-mandated Sanctions Committees fail to make concrete progress and fall victim to narrow political and strategic concerns in some cases. In other cases where Sanctions Committees have designated terrorists, there are states who venture to mainstream UN designated terrorist individuals into their political process in total disregard of international law, thus putting our common security in peril.”

India’s permanent representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin

Mr. Akbaruddin also made reference to the UN Security council reforms saying, “A non-representative Council, designed many long years ago to maintain the balance of power among competing rivals is simply not equipped to handle the challenges that have changed beyond recognition in the intervening decades. An instrument that is no longer considered legitimate and has lost its credibility cannot be our hope for salvation. New realities cannot be addressed by using old paradigms. To tackle contemporary challenges, we need to move beyond old molds. Until then, ‘Speech Acts’ like today’s debate will remain just that, having little impact on the billions of “we the people”, who are striving to live peacefully in a safe and secure manner. ”


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