North Korea has hit back at South Korea’s weekend lighting of a frontline, Christmas-tree-shaped tower, accusing its rival of using the illuminated structure as part of a campaign of psychological warfare.
North Korean state media on Monday, according to the Associated Press, said that South Korea decided to light the “tree” which is made of steel and sits on the tense border dividing the two nations because of Pyongyang’s success in putting a satellite into orbit earlier this month. (…)
On Sunday, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said it allowed Christian groups to light the massive steel tower, and that it would remain in place until Jan. 2. It is the first time in two years that South Korea has lit the structure. [GuamPDN]