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Gist of 72nd Hiroshima Peace Declaration

Gist of 72nd Hiroshima Peace Declaration

No sitting USA president had ever visited this city, destroyed by an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, in one of the final moves of World War II.

Japan yesterday marked 72 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, with the nation's traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus.

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.

On a positive note, he highlighted a major development in 2017, in particular the adoption last month of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons by UN Member States. Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks, in 1945.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged that the "absolute evil" of atomic weaponry be banished.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the world can truly be free of such weapons only through the participation of both nuclear and non-nuclear states.

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"Humankind must never commit such an act, " he added, urging nuclear states, as well as Japan, to join the United Nations nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted in July.

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

Since then, nuclear proliferation has created a risky modern world, with many nations now capable of using nuclear weapons on their neighbor.

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

The UN scribe acknowledged the invaluable contribution made by Hiroshima's message of peace and the heroic efforts of hibakushas, or survivors of the atomic bombs.


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