A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking the removal of a "comfort women" statue in the Southern California city of Glendale, ruling that the monument does not violate the Constitution as alleged in the case filed by two Japanese-Americans and a nonprofit organization.

"Glendale's placement of the Comfort Women monument in its Central Park does not pose the type of interference with the federal government's foreign affairs powers that states a plausible claim for relief," U.S. Central District of California Judge Percy Anderson wrote in the decision issued Monday.

"Instead, even according to the facts alleged in the Complaint, Glendale's placement of the statue is entirely consistent with the federal government's foreign policy," he wrote.