N. Korea Wary of South's Christmas Tower

    A 30-meter-tall (100-foot-tall) steel Christmas tree with about 30,000 light bulbs, is lit by Christian groups at the western mountain peak, known as Aegibong, in Gimpo, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. The Christmas tree would be visible by North Koreans living near the Demilitarized Zone that divided the two Koreas. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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    Must you take everything so personally, North Korea? South Korea was just trying to do something nice for its Christian citizens by finally letting them light a Christmas tree-shaped tower for the first time in two years this Saturday, and Pyongyang had to go and accuse Seoul of trying to engage in psychological warfare. Not everything is about you! North Korea is convinced that its southern sibling is jealous of its recent successful satellite launch—the same launch that the U.N. and others believe to be a covert attempt to test prohibited ballistic missile technology. The tree-like tower, North Korean state media claims, is the South’s way of getting Pyongyang back by flaunting Christianity—considered a sign of foreign interference—in its face. North Korea warns of “unspecified consequences” for the Christmas decoration.

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