Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

North Korean Missiles Add Urgency To Hiroshima A-Bomb Appeals

The “original” Greenpeace crew on-board the Phyllis Cormack on their voyage to Amchitka Island The “original” Greenpeace crew on-board the Phyllis Cormack on their voyage to Amchitka Island
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However, in June, Japan had supported the United Kingdom, France and the USA in dismissing a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons.

Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks.

Pointing to Japan's failure to take part, Matsui said, "I call especially on the Japanese government to manifest the pacifism in our Constitution by doing everything in its power to bridge the gap between the nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear-weapon states".

The city marked the anniversary of the August 6, 1945 attack that killed 140,000 people with a sombre ceremony Sunday, a minute of silence to remember the dead and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Tokyo announced its surrender in World War II on Aug 15, 1945.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Abid Hussain, read a peace declaration from the Mayor of Hiroshima, Kazumi Matsui, at today's ceremony in Norfolk Gardens.

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

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He referred to the adoption in July 2017 of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons by United Nations member states as a positive development.

"The states possessing nuclear weapons have a special responsibility to undertake concrete and irreversible steps in nuclear disarmament", Guterres stressed, warning against the continued presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons and unsafe rhetoric regarding their use.

They have reminded the world of the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, he said, expressing United Nations support for a global effort towards a world free of nuclear weapons.

"The states possessing nuclear weapons have special responsibility to undertake concrete and irreversible steps on nuclear disarmament", Guterres stressed.

August 6 is observed as Hiroshima Day, while August 9 as Nagasaki Day.

Mr Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima in May previous year, paying a moving tribute to the victims of the devastating bombing.

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