South Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement flawed, urges follow-up measures

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Posted: Dec 27, 2017 9:00 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that a 2015 agreement with Japan over South Korean "comfort women" was seriously flawed and urged follow-up measures to resolve the issue.

Moon said the 2015 agreement "cannot solve" the comfort women issue, the Blue House said in a statement.

Moon's comments follow South Korea's announcement on Wednesday that the 2015 deal with Japan over South Korean "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels failed to meet the victims' needs, throwing ties into doubt as both countries seek to rein in North Korea.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Michael Perry)