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South Korea to mull all options on 'comfort women' deal: minister

Announcement expected Wednesday; bilateral ties could sour ahead of Olympics

SEOUL -- South Korea failed to adequately heed the voices of former "comfort women" before reaching a 2015 accord with Japan and will now consider all options going forward, the foreign minister said Tuesday.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's government has been reviewing the bilateral agreement on the matter, which was endorsed by his predecessor and was understood by both sides to be a move toward a "final and irrevocable resolution." Kang Kyung-wha spoke to South Korean reporters ahead of the announcement of the results, slated for Wednesday.

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