Japan Calls For Denuclearized World On 72nd Anniversary Of Hiroshima

by Abel Hampton August 7, 2017, 0:26
Japan Calls For Denuclearized World On 72nd Anniversary Of Hiroshima

Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui called on the Japanese government to sign the treaty banning nuclear weapons and demanded more compassionate assistance to aging hibakusha, as well as to "the many others also suffering mentally and physically from the effects of radiation".

Buddhist monks and nuns of the New England Peace Pagoda are planning events at Northampton City Hall at 3:30 p.m. Sunday - the anniversary of the Hiroshima attack - and on Amherst Commons at noon Monday.

A second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki three days later on Aug. 9, 1945 and Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945 bringing an end to World War II.

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.

"Today, we pledge together with the millions of people all over the world to work tirelessly for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and all weapons", said a student.

Japan already adheres to a policy of not possessing, producing or allowing nuclear weapons on its territory.

"Last month, Member States of the United Nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons". (Credit: Jiji Press/AFP) Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech at the 72nd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. "Yet our dream of a world free of nuclear weapons remains far from reality", Guterres continued.

On Saturday, 5 August, the organisations' Security Council unanimously approved a US-drafted resolution that imposes economic sanctions targeting the exports of seafood, coal, iron ore, iron, lead and lead ore.


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