Deputy Representative Polyansky: UN Secretary General Guterres should have mentioned the US in his speech on Hiroshima According to the diplomat, the Secretary General should have mentioned in his speech that the US was the only one in the world to use nuclear weapons. Discussions about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima resumed on the occasion of its anniversary on August 6 image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/6/13/756598396656136.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >
UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in his speech at the memorial ceremony for the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, should have mentioned the United States as the country that struck the blow, Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the world organization, said on Twitter.
“Dear General Secretary, nor should the world forget that it was the United States that committed this crime and is the only country to have used the atomic bomb against a civilian population without any military necessity. It would be correct if you also mentioned this in your statements, — he wrote.
Discussions about the atomic bombing resumed on the occasion of its anniversary on August 6.
At the end of World War II, on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After hitting her and another Japanese city— Nagasaki— Japan announced its surrender, the signing of the act of surrender became the formal end of the war.
According to various estimates, 70 & ndash; 100 thousand people died from the explosions. Five years from radioactive contamination, cancer and other delayed effects, the total death toll could exceed 300 thousand people.
On August 6, Guterres spoke at the memorial ceremony for the victims of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and called on world powers to abandon nuclear weapons
“It is absolutely unacceptable that nuclear-weapon states allow the possibility of nuclear war,” — he said.