72nd Anniversary of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima

Posted August 07, 2017

The US dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki on the island of Kyushu on August 9, six days before Japan surrendered, ending World War II.

The Hiroshima Peace Event will take place at Eyre Square at 1pm tomorrow.

He referred to the adoption in July 2017 of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons by United Nations member states as a positive development.

Japanese city Hiroshima on Sunday marked the 72nd anniversary of World War II atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people. More than 1.4 lakh people had died in the bombing.

"Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan?"

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Abid Hussain, read a peace declaration from the Mayor of Hiroshima, Kazumi Matsui, at today's ceremony in Norfolk Gardens.

For the first time in several years, Japan observed the Hiroshima Day on August 6, 2017 without the controversy on Yasukuni shrine visit by political leaders eclipsing the spirit for peace around the world. (Credit: Jiji Press/AFP) Attendants observe a minute of silence at the 72nd anniversary memorial.

He referred to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approved July 7 at a United Nations conference and said, "the governments of all countries must now strive to advance further toward a nuclear-weapon-free world".

Last year, then-President Obama became the first USA president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for an end to nuclear weapons. "Thousands of American lives lost", Trump tweeted.

Sanctions appear to be the current worldwide tool of choice for taking on North Korea.

Former Assistant UN Secretary General Denis Halliday says nuclear weapons have only been used once - on Japan in 1945 - but remain a real threat.