78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

A ceremony was held at the Peace Monument in the city on the 78th anniversary of the US dropping the ‘Little Boy’ atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

WALL – In the commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan, city officials criticized the “nuclear deterrence” policies of world leaders. A ceremony was held at the Peace Monument in the city to mark the 78th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in the Pacific Wars of the Second World War. The ‘Little Boy’ atomic bomb, which the USA dropped on Hiroshima, caused the death of approximately 140,000 people, half of them at the time of the attack and the other half after it.

According to AA, the ceremony, which started with a minute’s silence at 08:15 (local time) when the bomb was dropped, was attended by city officials as well as Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. Noting that the road to a nuclear-free world has become more difficult due to the increasing tensions and conflicts, Kishida said, “However, this situation further increases the importance of the world’s acceleration on this path again.”


Hiroshima Mayor Matsui Kazumi stressed the urgent need for world leaders to take concrete action on nuclear threats, adding, “World leaders must accept that the nuclear threats now voiced by certain politicians reveal how stupid the nuclear deterrence theory is.”

Governor Yuzai Hidehiko also pointed out that the possibility of using nuclear weapons came to the fore due to the Russia-Ukraine war and that North Korea is developing its nuclear program. “Proponents of nuclear deterrence, who believe that nuclear weapons are an integral part of peace, are only delaying progress towards nuclear disarmament,” Yuzai said. 

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