Controversy has followed claims by a Chinese broadcaster that the construction of tank traps in North Korea suggests that the North has “war” in mind.
Beijing TV (BTV) made the claim on the 23rd, saying that North Korea is setting up the tank traps made of logs and concrete in the vicinity of the demilitarized zone to protect against invasion from South Korea.
The report showed footage of soldiers installing large pillars alongside the road, saying that the intent was to stop the northward entry of opposition forces in the event of war.
“The installation of tank traps is not something that we ordinarily see,” it claimed. “It looks like the North Korean soldiers have war in mind.”