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Hiroshima Marks 72nd Anniversary of World War II Atomic Bombings

07 August 2017, 01:26 | Kara Nash

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No sitting United States president had ever visited this city, destroyed by an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, in one of the final moves of World War II.

Participants at the ceremony, held at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, offered a minute of silence at 8:15 a.m., the exact time when the USA atomic bomb was dropped on the city on August 6, 1945.

A number of speakers also talked about the United Nations last month adopting an global treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui on this occasion urged that the absolute evil of atomic weaponry be banished.

Japan celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing, the world's agencies said on Sunday.

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"Yet our dream of a world free of nuclear weapons remains far from a reality", he said.

"The states possessing nuclear weapons have a special responsibility to undertake concrete and irreversible steps in nuclear disarmament", Guterres stressed, warning against the continued presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons and unsafe rhetoric regarding their use.

"The states possessing nuclear weapons have special responsibility to undertake concrete and irreversible steps on nuclear disarmament", Guterres stressed.

"They reminded the world of the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, Guterres said, and expressed United Nations support for global effort for a world free of nuclear weapons".

August 6 is observed as Hiroshima Day, while August 9 as Nagasaki Day. (Credit: Jiji Press/AFP) Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech at the 72nd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.

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