After 71 Years, Obama Ready To Visit Japan With No “Apology” For BombingLatest News, U.S./Canada, World News Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
US President Barack Obama is set to break the record of American Presidency, as he is billed to visit Hiroshima, Japan later this month, since 1945 the city was hit by the world super power.
Obama who is the first US Leader to visit the city since the sad event which claimed 140,000 lives scheduled the historic visit as part of his Asian trip, starting from 21 to 28 May, 2016, which will also take him to Vietnam.
Obama’s visit was contained in a statement by his Press Secretary.
It reads: “The President will make an historic visit to Hiroshima with Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe to highlight his continued commitment to pursuing peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons.”
The first – Hiroshima bombing on August 6, 1945, was carried out alongside the second – Nagasaki. The devastating explosion has been linked to the World War II climax.
Despite the visit, White House said there would be no apology for the bombings.
The President’s communications Adviser, Ben Rhodes, twitted that the US would be eternally proud of her civilian leaders and the men and women of her armed Forces who served in World War II.
He affirmed President Obama would “not revisit the decision to use the atomic bomb at the end of World War II, rather, will offer a forward-looking vision focused” on shared future.
The deadly bomb was nicknamed “Little Boy” and it was believed to have the explosive force of 20,000 tonnes of TNT
Thirty-year-old Col. Paul Tibbets, from Illinois, led the mission to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
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