Obama in Hiroshima calls for world free of nuclear weapons

US President Barack Obama has called for a world without nuclear weapons during a historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan, where the United States dropped the first atomic bomb nearly 71 years ago.

Obama on Friday visited the site of the world’s first nuclear bombing and met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“Death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” Obama said during a speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a site built in the memory of the people who lost their lives in the bombing on August 6, 1945 during World War II.

The US president failed to apologize to the Japanese people for the bombing that killed about 140,000 people. The American atrocity was followed by another atomic bombing on the port city of Nagasaki, killing about 70,000 people on August 9.

Instead Obama told the Japanese audience, which included survivors of the attack, that the horror of America’s nuclear warfare should encourage countries to reconsider the…

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