Chinese diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed for a reason

(From The Diplomat)

By Shannon Tiezzi

As part of the ongoing review conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida urged global leaders to see the devastating consequences of atomic bombings. Kishida invited leaders to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two Japanese cities targeted by U.S. atomic bombs at the end of World War II, to “witness with their own eyes the realities of atomic bombings.”

However, Kyodo News reports that the NPT review committee removed similar language from its draft agreement after objections from China’s representative, Fu Cong. Fu tied the emphasis on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Japan’s attempts to “distort history” by playing the victim. Read more

Hiroshima Memorial

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