Hiroshima: Japan commemorates the atomic bombing 75 years ago

in view of the Concerns over a new atomic betting the mayor of Hiroshima has called equip for nuclear disarmament in the world. At a commemorative ceremony for

Hiroshima: Japan commemorates the atomic bombing 75 years ago

in view of the Concerns over a new atomic betting the mayor of Hiroshima has called equip for nuclear disarmament in the world. At a commemorative ceremony for the 75th. The anniversary of the dropping of an American atomic bomb on the Japanese city's mayor Kazumi Matsui called on the world, against the threats to humanity to join together.

at 8.15 PM local time, the date, as the Bomber Enola Gay had dropped the first that was used in war atomic bomb named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, the people in Hiroshima with a minute of silence. Because of the Corona pandemic, the memorial was held ceremony, this time smaller. The participants wore mostly masks and had to keep our distance from each other.

tens of thousands of deaths

tens of thousands of residents of Hiroshima had come at the dropping of the American atom bomb at the time, immediately killed, a total of 1945 is estimated to have died by the end of 140,000 people. Three days after Hiroshima the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Shortly after the Japanese Emperor surrendered the Empire. Hiroshima is today a world-wide Symbol for war and for peace.

German foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned on the occasion of the 75. Anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima before the a new round of nuclear arms race. "Nuclear disarmament is stagnating. New technologies lead to dangerous imbalances to develop,“ said the SPD politician on Wednesday evening in Berlin. The North Korea challenge with its handle to the nuclear weapons the entire world community. Therefore, 75 years of age had to go out after the disaster of Hiroshima, "a new impetus for arms control and nuclear disarmament".

Guterres is concerned

"schism, mistrust and lack of dialogue the world threaten to bring an unbridled strategic nuclear competition," said UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres in a Video message on the occasion of the commemorative ceremony in Hiroshima. He wanted to be able to participate on site, but had to cancel due to the Corona pandemic. The network of arms control, transparency and confidence-from instruments that had been created during and in the aftermath of the Cold war, "fray".

"States that possess nuclear weapons are modernizing their arsenals and developed new and dangerous weapons and delivery systems," he said. The risk that nuclear weapons intentionally, accidentally or due to erroneous assessments to be used, was "too high", as such Trends are likely to continue. "The only way to eliminate the nuclear risk is to eliminate nuclear weapons completely."

Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 22:19

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