The French proposal was a response to Syria's failure to meet a 90-day deadline set in July by the OPCW's executive council for Damascus to declare the nerve agent sarin and chlorine.
UNSC should not be misused with 'retaliatory intent' to name innocent civilians as terrorists: India
Pakistan had submitted the names of Indian nationals Angara Appaji, Gobinda Patnaik, Ajoy Mistry and Venumadhav Dongara for designation under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee.
Chinese envoy to UN Zhang Jun said that 'if someone should be held accountable, it should be a few US politicians themselves'.
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India is actively engaged in the ongoing inter-governmental negotiations on reform of the powerful body at the UN.
Replying to this, India has said that the outdated item in the council needs to be removed from the agenda permanently.
Pakistan had submitted the names of Angara Appaji and Gobinda Patnaik for designation under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.
The Ministry of External Affairs asked China to draw proper conclusions from such infructuous attempts.
This is the eighth time that India will sit at the UN high-table, which comprises five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
In 2021, India, Norway, Ireland and Mexico will sit in the most powerful UN organ along with five permanent members -- China, France, Russia, the UK and the US.
Its victory was a given since it was the sole candidate vying for the lone seat from the grouping.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the international community is well acquainted with the reality that Pakistan is the 'nerve centre of terrorism'.
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As a single endorsed candidate of the Asia-Pacific Group, India's candidature is very likely to succeed, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the reports vindicate India’s stand that Pakistan continues to be a safe haven for proscribed terrorist entities and individuals.
Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia didn't want the meeting behind closed doors and that it be 'conducted in an open setting'.
Ambassadors from the 15 council nations met privately Tuesday on the French-Tunisian draft resolution and France's UN.