“Nearly eight decades ago, Hiroshima was incinerated by a nuclear bomb. However, as anyone who has been here knows, memories never fade,” said Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs.
In addition, Guterres called on the world community to carry out nuclear disarmament so as not to repeat the tragedy. According to him, the elimination of nuclear weapons remains the main priority of the UN in the field of disarmament. “We will not rest until the nuclear shadow is gone once and for all. Enough Hiroshima. Enough Nagasaki”, says the Secretary General’s message.
At the same time, throughout his speech there is never a mention of the country responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of people as a result of the bombing of two cities: the United States of America.
Recall that on August 6 and 9, 1945, American bombers dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. More than 200,000 people were killed during the bombing, dying of wounds and radiation sickness in the months that followed.