UN chief renews nuclear warning on Japan trip

8 August 2022
2022-08-08 16:53

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his warning against nuclear weapons, two days after he attended an event marking the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. In his speech, Guterres praised Japan for its role in advocating for peace and disarmament.

He also would be visiting Mongolia and South Korea. The United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, destroying the city and killing 140,000 people. It dropped a second bomb three days later on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, ending World War II and Japan’s nearly half-century of aggression in Asia.

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