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Hiroshima commemorates the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attack by calling for these arsenals to be abolished

August 6, 2020

Hiroshima celebrated the 75th anniversary of the US launch of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city to end World War II on August 6 with a powerful speech in favor of the abolition of nuclear weapons.

As every year, a minute’s silence was observed at 8.15 am, exactly at the time when “Little Boy” – nickname given by American scientists to this atomic bomb – fell on Hiroshima and immediately died 70,000 people, injured tens of thousands more and completely destroyed the construction site.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui used this year’s commemorative ceremony to warn of the nuclear arms race, which has rekindled the new dynamic of power on the international board, marked by the rivalry between the United States and China.

Hiroshima commemorates the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attack by calling for these arsenals to be abolishedHiroshima commemorates the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attack by calling for these arsenals to be abolished

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) there are currently an estimated 14,000 atomic bombs worldwide, some of which are “ten times greater” than those fired against Hiroshima and Nagasaki three days later, on August 9, 1945, it suffered also an atomic bomb attack.

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