The US mounted the world's first nuclear bombing on the Japanese city at the end of World War Two. Obama will speak at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park and make the case for nuclear disarmament. However, he will NOT offer an apology.
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.
The military conflagrations of the 20th century marked the beginning of a new, terrifying phase of warfare: the age of aerial bombing.
US President Barack Obama has decided, after some delay, to visit Hiroshima on his trip to Asia later this month. He will be the first US president to visit the city since its annihilation by a US atomic bomb in 1945.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has issued a stern warning to world leaders during a speech in Oslo. ICAN head Beatrice Fihn likened nuclear bombs to "a madman's gun held permanently to our temple."
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