Sunday, January 10, 2016

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 1 in connection with the fact that Japan is trumpeting about “striking” a deal with south Korea over the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army:
After an agreement with south Korea to “strike” a deal over the issue, the Japanese authorities are making a litany of assertion that “the issue of comfort girls has seen a final and irreversible solution”, according to reports.
The recent agreement to cover up Japan’s hideous acts of sexual slavery in return for spurious “apology” and a few pennies can never be tolerated as it is a product of political bargaining defying international justice and the just demand of victims.
What is noteworthy is that the US extended “congratulations” and touted “support for overall implementation” over the recent agreement. The US has egged south Korea on to “strike” the deal over the “issue of comfort girls for the Imperial Japanese Army” in order to keep Japan and south Korea in triangular alliance for aggression being spurred by it.
The crime related to the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army is neither an issue which can be settled with the help of control or mediation by a specified country nor an issue that can be settled by coaxing the half-witted party with a few pennies.
The crime related to sexual slavery which Japan committed against women of various countries of the world including 200 000 Korean women is a hideous international crime against humanity, and the victims are also in Asia and Europe, not only in the north and the south of Korea.
 The victims have consistently demanded the assailant Japanese government acknowledge the state legal and moral responsibilities make heart-felt apology and reparation and take earlier measures for the reinstatement of the honour of the victims and for the prevention of the recurrence of similar crimes. The issue can never be settled unless this demand is met.
Japan has to acknowledge state and legal responsibilities for the war crimes and other heinous crimes against humanity including the crime related to the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and make thorough-going apology and reparation to be understandable by all the victims.

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