After Hiroshima visit, diplomat says nuclear weapons should never be used again

Published August 8, 2015 by theimside

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: It has been a sombre week in Japan, marking 70 years since the country was devastated by two atomic bombs — the first dropped on Hiroshima and the second flattening Nagasaki. Pledges are made to remember the tragedies and to continue world nuclear disarmament. Mike le Couteur reports.

TOKYO – A U.S. diplomat who attended this week’s 70th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima said Friday that nuclear weapons should never be used again.

Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller was the highest-ranking U.S. official at Thursday’s ceremony.

READ MORE: Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing with call for nuclear arms ban

Gottemoeller said she was moved by seeing aging Japanese survivors continue to tell their stories to help the world understand the consequences of nuclear weapons. She said those stories must be passed on to future generations and the world…

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