In Hiroshima, the return of the threat of nuclear power to conflicts is worrying

77th Anniversary Celebratione The commemoration of the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima comes this year amid fears of a return to nuclear weapons and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s desire to see them disappear. Organized as usual in front of a cemetery dedicated to the 1,40,000 victims of the bombing, the ceremony, on Saturday, August 6, brought together 3,000 people. Hibakusha (survivors) and representatives from 98 countries.

Russia and Belarus were not invited due to the conflict in Ukraine. Nevertheless, Russian Ambassador Mikhail Kalozin made the trip on August 4 and laid a wreath at the monument. If he congratulated “Russia’s positive approach to nuclear disarmament”, He has “sorry” Not invited to the ceremony.

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His country has been the target of criticism Maire d’Hiroshima, Kazumi Matsui. In his classic declaration of peace, the latter denounced the attitude “Some [qui] Come and threaten to use nuclear weapons”, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements after the February 24 attack on Ukraine. Also, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern about this “Crises with a Strong Nuclear Meaning” WHO “From the Middle East to the Korean Peninsula, to Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Spreading Rapidly”. Mr. For Guterres, humanity “Playing with a loaded gun”.

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Mr. As for Kishida, he lamented that the potential to deplete arsenals had been verified. The question is close to his heart for personal reasons. His family is from Hiroshima and he is a deputy. Also, in his youth, he was informed about the bombing by his grandmother. The struggle for the disappearance of nuclear weapons seems inseparable from its action. Foreign Minister from 2012 to 2017, he fought Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, May 2016He is the first sitting US president to pay tribute to the victims of a nuclear attack.

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Since he became head of government in October 2021, Fumio Kishida has continued his work. Despite the suspicions of his entourage that he would commit himself to a question with uncertain results, the Prime Minister went on 1 .There is August at the start of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in New York. According to him, the treaty, signed in 1968, already has the dual benefit of reducing stockpiles and bringing together both countries with and without nuclear weapons.

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