US president Barack Obama has ruled out apologizing for America's nuclear attack on Hiroshima, 71 years ago. That's led to mixed reactions from survivors.
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.
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.
More than two-thirds of the world's countries are calling for a global ban on nuclear weapons. DW examines the questions over the state of weapons stockpiles, disarmament deals and their chances of success.
Barack Obama will later this month become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, the site of the world's first nuclear bombing. An apology is not expected, but is long overdue, writes DW's Alexander Freund.
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