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S. Korean Parliamentarians Call for Diplomatic Measure for Solving Comfort Women Issue

Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Co-representatives of south Korea's meeting of parliamentarians for solving the issue of comfort women for the Imperial Japanese Army had a press conference on Thursday.

They said the constitutional court judged the failure of the "government" to take a substantial measure for the comfort women issue as infringement on the victims' basic rights.

With the "government" taking a passive attitude towards the issue, afraid of deterioration of diplomatic relations with Japan, most of the victims have been dead, they said. To reduce women to sexual slavery in wartime is a war crime stipulated by international law.

They urged the "government" to take every possible diplomatic measure towards the Japanese government at once.

They stressed that the Japanese government and Diet should legislate for apology and compensation for the crime as early as possible with a sense of legal responsibility for the comfort women issue.

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