On the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the United States dropping the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. The mayor has urged world powers to abolish nuclear weapons in a peace declaration.
According to the American news agency Associated Press. The city mayor has said that nuclear deterrence also increases the risks of nuclear war.
Nagasaki Mayor Shiro Suzuki made the comments in May after the Group of Seven industrial powers (G-7) adopted a separate document on nuclear disarmament that called for nuclear weapons to be use as deterrence.
Mayor Shiro Suzuki said in his peace declaration on Wednesday. That now is the time to show courage and decide to break free from dependence on nuclear deterrence.
On this occasion, Suzuki said that Russia’s nuclear threat has encouraged. Other nuclear states to increase their reliance on nuclear weapons or increase their capabilities.
This process has further increased the risks of nuclear war. And Russia is not the only country representing the threat of nuclear deterrence.
At 11:02 a.m., the moment the atomic bomb dropped on the southern Japanese city exploded. Participants held a moment of silence as peace bells were rung.
Expressing concern over the tragedy, Suzuki said that bitter memories have faded with time.
Nagasaki Mayor Shiro Suzuki
He said that the reality of the atomic bomb attack and the events that took place after it have not been fully share with the world yet.
Suzuki, whose parents survived the Nagasaki atomic attack, said that knowing the reality of the atomic bombings is the starting point for achieving a world without nuclear weapons.
He said that the testimonies of the survivors of this tragedy are a real deterrent against the use of nuclear weapons.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who did not attend the commemoration in person. Acknowledged in a video message that rising tensions and conflicts. Including Russia’s war on Ukraine, make the path to a world free of nuclear weapons more difficult. has gone
It should be note that the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 6, 1945, destroying the city and killing 140,000 people.
Three days later, a second nuclear attack on Nagasaki killed another 70,000 people, and Japan surrendered on August 15.
Japan’s action ended World War II and nearly half a century of aggression in Asia.