Japan and Australia harshly criticized for no-show at U.N. nuke ban talks

Mar 29, 2017

Japan and Australia harshly criticized for no-show at U.N. nuke ban talks

A Japanese atomic bomb survivor and an Aboriginal Australian who lived through multiple nuclear tests slammed their respective governments Tuesday for not participating in U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.“I especially condemn the Japanese government’s inability to fully commit to these ...

Global threats hinder Obama's nuclear disarmament goal

/ May 25, 2016

Global threats hinder Obama's nuclear disarmament goal

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic Hiroshima visit Friday signifies a step forward in his stated 2009 dream of a “world without nuclear weapons.”Tokyo and Washington say Obama’s trip offers a chance to recognize the tremendous suffering of innocent citizens caused by the U.S. nuclear ...

Aug 26, 2015

Former U.S. official urges vigilance on threat of nuclear war

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry underscored at a U.N. disarmament conference on Wednesday the need to visit Hiroshima, one of the two Japanese cities attacked by the U.S. with atomic bombs in 1945, to understand the reality of nuclear weapons.Perry warned that ...