Hiroshima marks nuclear attack anniversary

Posted August 07, 2017

A minute of silence was observed to send out the message of peace and urge authorities to eliminate nuclear weapons. Bradford peace campaigner Brenda Thomson laid a wreath at the Hiroshima and Nagasaki memorial stone in Bradford during the vigil. It is the only country to have ever come under nuclear attack.

Many Japanese and others in the region seem resigned to North Korea's apparent newfound capacity to launch nuclear-capable missiles capable of reaching much of the continental US.

On August 6, 1945, a United States B-29 plane had dropped a bomb over Hiroshma at 8:15 am, marking the first use of an atomic weapon. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II.

Matsui was speaking at a ceremony here August 6 at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to mark the 72nd anniversary of the city's destruction from atomic bombing.

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"As long as nuclear weapons exist and policymakers threaten their use, their horror could leap into our present at any moment".

Referring to the 122 nations that voted for the nuclear weapons prohibition treaty, Matsui said, "they demonstrated their unequivocal determination to achieve abolition".

Japanese officials have criticised the treaty as deepening a divide between countries with and without nuclear arms.

"They reminded the world of the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, Guterres said, and expressed United Nations support for global effort for a world free of nuclear weapons".

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"Our dream of a world free of nuclear weapons remains far from reality".

"The states possessing nuclear weapons have a special responsibility to undertake concrete and irreversible steps in nuclear disarmament".

US President Barack Obama's unprecedented visit to Hiroshima in 2016 wasn't the source of controversy over the world's first nuclear attack so much as a reflection of the fact that this controversy never really goes away.

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