The nation is accusing neighbor South Korea of lighting a Christmas tower along the border between the two countries as a form of “psychological warfare.”
According to the state news organization, Korean Central News Agency, the tower on the Aegibong mountain peak in Kimpho City ”is nothing but a crafty artifice to escape public criticism at home and abroad.”
The Associated Press reports that the 100-foot Christmas tree-shaped tower would be visible to North Koreans living along the demilitarized zone between the countries. It is the first time in two years that Christian groups have been allowed to light the tower, according to AP.
The so-called divisive motives behind the South Korean Christmas tower “can never be tolerated,” according to the KCNA. North Korea also vaguely threatened that it would take action in response to the Christmas tower.