Bangladesh leads Asia in paying homage to Nagasaki bomb victims

Bangladesh leads Asia in paying homage to Nagasaki bomb victims

Bangladesh leads Asia in paying homage to Nagasaki bomb victims

To accelerate Japan's surrender in WWII, the US forces dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively on August 6 and August 9, 1945.

Donald Trump has threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" as the world remembers the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombs on two Japanese cities.

"The global situation surrounding nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly tense", he continued.

"The Japanese people and the whole world clearly remember the disgusting disaster that hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives owing to the A-bombs the USA dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki", the Korean Central News Agency said in an article.

"A strong sense of anxiety is spreading across the globe that in the not too distant future these weapons could actually be used again", Taue said in Nagasaki's Peace Park.

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In his annual Nagasaki Peace Declaration, Taue stressed the significance of a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, adopted at the United Nations in July, urging Japan to join the pact.

The bombings claimed the lives of 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 74,000 more in Nagasaki.

His remark comes at a time when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have been eyeing to make Japan's first-ever postwar amendment to the pacifist charter, a move that has proved politically, publicly and internationally decisive. Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces on Aug 15, 1945, marking the end of the war.

On Sunday, a similar commemoration service was held in Hiroshima, where Abe called for "a world free of nuclear weapons" and Kazumi Matsui, the city's mayor, raised alarm about the "absolute evil" of atomic weaponry. The blasts killed more than 200,000 people and are the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare to date.

In May 2016, then US President Barack Obama made a visit to Hiroshima, but offered no apology for the US bombings.

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