Hiroshima: 65 years after the atomic bomb that left more than 140,000 deaths
Authorities of 75 countries, including for the first time United States, France and United Kingdom, met in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, to remember the 65th anniversary of the atomic bomb that left more than 140 000 deaths when the Second World War was ending.
On August 9, 1945, three days later, U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, forcing Japan to surrender.
U.S. Ambassador in Tokyo John Ross promised Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima when the president made his trip to Japan, and it would be the first Head of State of his country that would touch ground in that city.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said from Washington that “her country was committed to nuclear disarmament” and that “this president is very committed to working towards a world without nuclear weapons.”
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon briefed the international media after attending the events in Hiroshima, “We are at a critical time. We must achieve a world free of nuclear weapons. “
Much of the Japanese request the U.S. authorities ask forgiveness for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.