North Korea angry at lit-up Christmas tower

North Korea angry at lit-up Christmas tower

North Korea angry at lit-up Christmas tower

Updated 25 December 2012, 1:21 AEDT

North Korea is accusing arch-rival South Korea of using an illuminated Christmas tower to engage in psychological warfare

North Korea is accusing arch-rival South Korea of using an illuminated Christmas tower to engage in psychological warfare.

North Korean state media said today the lighting of the Christmas-tree-shaped tower was a response by Seoul to Pyongyang successfully putting a satellite into orbit on December 12.

The United Nations calls the launch a cover for a banned test of ballistic missile technology.

Pyongyang has warned of unspecified consequences because of the tower, which it called an 'unacceptable provocation'.

North Korea allows sanctioned churches but Christianity is sometimes associated with foreign interference within the country.

Seoul allowed Christians to light the tower for the first time in two years on Saturday.

The tower will go back to black on January 2.