The 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of theSecurity Council blacklisted Azhar on May 1 after veto-wielding permanent member China lifted its technical hold on the proposal by the other members.
Germany had played an important role in the effort to get Azhar sanctioned, particularly in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
The Iranian Foreign Minister also said that a 60-day timeline had been given to EU-3 and other parties to the nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers, for restoring Iran’s oil and banking channels.
Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Azhar was designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations on May 1.
Was it PM Modi's international diplomacy which helped India? Or was it the US pressure in the international arena that worked? And if so, what was the deal India struck with the US?
Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar was listed as a global terrorist by UNSC's 1267 Sanctions Committee on May 1.
There was no reference to the Pulwama attack or Jammu and Kashmir in the UN notification banning Azhar, though the original resolution mentioned them.
The Congress leader went on to say that it is this "sin" that led to the terror attacks in the Parliament as well as in Pulwama.
According to him, the UNSC procedure is such that informal consultations continue between members and consultations have been going on.
They expressed gladness that Pakistan, which must implement the UNSC resolution since Azhar was based there, was reportedly "satisfied" with the decision.
The envoy, whose country had initiated the process to get Azhar sanctioned and had pushed it after the Pulwama terror attack.
In an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', the party said there is no timing in the fight against terror.
The UN sanctions committee on the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda on Wednesday announced the designation of Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed, over its ties to Al-Qaeda.
In a big diplomatic win for India, Masood Azhar was designated a global terrorist by the UNSC on Wednesday.
The UN Sanctions Committee on Wednesday designated the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar a global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to ban him.