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President Obama visits Hiroshima, speaks out against nuclear weapons

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 31, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified May 30, 2016

About 71 years after the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, President Obama visited the site and placed a wreath before the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. It is the first visit by a "sitting U.S. President." Both Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Obama delivered speeches, and Obama spoke out against nuclear weapons. According to The Washington Post, Japanese citizens "longed" for a U.S. president to publicly recognize those lost...






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