August 6th, 2004


Hirsoshima mayor slams 'egocentric" US

Link to "The Age" Article

Hiroshima mayor slams 'egocentric' US
August 6, 2004 - 12:39PM

The mayor of Japan's city of Hiroshima slammed the United States, the 59th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing which killed tens of thousands of people, for continuing to develop nuclear arms.

"The egocentric world view of the US government is reaching extremes," mayor Tadatoshi Akiba said in an address at a ceremony to mark the August 6, 1945 World War II bombing by the United States.

"Ignoring the United Nations and its foundation of international law, the United States has resumed research to make nuclear weapons smaller and more usable," the mayor said.

Meanwhile, the chain of violence and retaliation around the world showed no end, he said.
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