Beijing, January 17: China on Monday thrashed America by saying Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership cannot be compared to a “farewell gift” that countries give to each other.China has repeatedly stated its position on non-NPT countries’ accession to the NSG. There is no need for me to repeat it here. It is worth pointing out that the NSG membership is not something to be given privately between countries as a farewell gift, says Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying.
Earlier, The United States criticized China for blocking India’s way from becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, NSG. The United States straight away called China the outlier on India’s NSG membership.
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal has said clearly that there is one outlier that needs to be addressed. She further said it is because of the Chinese resistance that India could not become a member of NSG.
Biswal also said that China is advocating a two-step "non-discriminatory" approach for admission of countries who have not signed nuclear-Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the NSG. She further said that U.S has been very clear from the start that India’s track record is very decent and it has met all the criteria for NSG membership and should be brought into the NSG.
Also ban on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) chief Masood Azhar, Ms. Hua said that this issue shall be processed by the 1267 Committee based on solid evidence and be decided upon consensus among the UN Security Council members in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and rules of procedure of the 1267 Committee. China put a technical hold on relevant proposal so that the Committee and relevant parties would have more time for discussion and deliberation.