US Secretary of State John Kerry has paid a historic visit to the Hiroshima memorial located on the site where American planes launched the world’s first nuclear attack. The blast and the radiation that resulted killed some 140,000 people.
The Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the last days of World War Two after it had delivered components for the atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima. Microsoft founder Paul Allen's team found the wreck.
Japan has marked the 72nd anniversary of the US nuclear attack on the city of Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 in total by the end of 1945. Warnings about the current threat posed by North Korea were also issued.
John Kerry has become the highest-ranking US official to visit the memorial to victims of the Hiroshima bombing. At a meeting in the city, G7 foreign ministers agreed to push for a "world without nuclear weapons."
The foreign ministers have expressed growing worry about opposing agendas in the South China Sea. China’s maritime ambitions have led to regional disputes some are concerned could boil over into a more overt conflict.
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