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Obama Visits Hiroshima Without “Apology”

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first world President, Barack Obama has broken the record of becoming the first serving US President to visit Hiroshima since the World War II nuclear attack.

No fewer than 140,000 were killed in Hiroshima and another 74,000 two days later in a second bombing in Nagasaki, on August 6, 1945.

Mr. Obama said on the visit that the memory must never fade, yet, did not apologize for the US attack, which was the world’s first nuclear bomb attack.

Speaking to some survivors of the bloody attack, President Obama in an address called on countries around the world to pursue a world without nuclear weapons.

Mr Obama said in his address, that the bombing had shown that “mankind possessed the means to destroy itself”, insisting that the memory of Hiroshima must never fade, as he noted It is against complacence “fuels our moral imagination and allows us to change.”

The US President stressed that there must be courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them.


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