Pyongyang, June 26 (KCNA) — 125 victims of the “comfort women for the imperial Japanese army” and the Council for the Solution of the Issue of the Volunteers Corps and other organizations concerned in south Korea reportedly held a press conference in front of the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on June 22 to urge the south Korean “government” to pursue a positive diplomatic policy toward Japan for the settlement of the “comfort women” issue.
At the press conference, speakers noted that the “comfort women” issue was not specified in the documents concerning the “south Korea-Japan agreement” adopted in 1965. The “government,” though belatedly, should have a new negotiation for its settlement, they urged.
Then a statement was read out at the conference, which said that the “government” should properly exercise its “right to diplomatic protection” for its people.
After the press conference, the participants presented to the “human rights committee” a written petition in the name of four organizations including the Council for the Solution of the Issue of the Volunteers Corps and at least 100 victims of the “comfort women”.
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