NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (Yonhap) -- China recently "condemned" North Korea for the first time on the United Nations stage, reflecting its growing frustration with its wayward ally, a diplomatic source said Wednesday.
On Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea for its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3. China, a veto-wielding council member, backed the resolution and its ambassador to the U.N., Liu Jieyi, said his government "firmly opposes and strongly condemns" the test.
According to the source, the Chinese government previously stopped short of using the word "condemn" and only expressed its firm opposition.
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