SKorea to allow second Christmas tree near border

/ 12:35 PM December 11, 2011

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea said  it will allow Christians to light a second Christmas tree-shaped tower near the tense border with North Korea despite strong opposition from Pyongyang.

The government allowed a Christian group to light a massive steel Christmas tree near the border last year for the first time in seven years as tensions flared in the wake of two deadly attacks blamed on the North. That tree is to be lit again this month.


Communist North Korea’s government website warned Sunday that lighting the tree was a form of psychological warfare and would trigger an “unexpected consequence.”

The Defense Ministry said Sunday it will help Christians light a second Christmas tree near the border as well.


It said it will bolster security near the two trees.

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