Tomihisa Taue, the mayor of the Japanese city Nagasaki, which was devastated by a USA nuclear bomb during the second World War, has deplored the failure of leaders to move toward denuclearization and expressed fear that Nagasaki would not be the last city to be destroyed by nuclear arms.
Nagasaki's mayor marked the 72nd anniversary of the USA atomic bombing in his city Wednesday by demanding Japan join a recently adopted United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons.
I commend the people of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, led by the Hibakusha, in educating the worldwide community about the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.
"The Japanese people and the whole world clearly remember the frightful disaster that hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives owing to the A-bombs the United States dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki", the Korean Central News Agency said in an article.
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According to the Associated Press, he said, "The nuclear threat will not end as long as nations continue to claim that nuclear weapons are essential for their national security".
Taue also criticised Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government for what he said were empty promises about working to achieve a nuclear-free world.
The outspoken mayor praised the atomic bombing survivors, or "hibakusha", for their lifelong devotion to the effort.
He finished his speech by paying tribute to those who died in the bombings, as well as those who survived it, known as "hibakusha", many of whom have suffered radiation related illnesses.