Nagasaki commemorates 72nd anniversary of A-bombing

Politics is faster more effective in Japan's capital new governor says

The North Korea on Tuesday, the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan, called on Tokyo not to follow the United States in the latter's confrontation with the North Korea, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Taue's remarks came at a time when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) have been eyeing making Japan's first-ever postwar amendment to the pacifist charter.

There are about 14,900 nuclear weapons in nine countries, the US and Russian Federation having 6,000-7,000 each and all the rest 300 or less, with North Korea having fewer than 15. "A strong sense of anxiety is spreading across the globe that in the not too distant future these weapons could actually be used again".

"The worldwide situation surrounding nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly tense", he continued.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the nuclear tragedy of the World War II on Wednesday, Tomihisa Taue urged nuclear states to abandon such weapons and criticised Japan's government for not taking part in the global efforts towards a nuclear ban.

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue (2nd R) and other representatives carry wreaths for the United States atomic bomb victims during a ceremony at the Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 2017.

Abe didn't mention the treaty in his speech like three days earlier in Hiroshima, also the site of a nuclear bombing in 1945.

The disgusting impacts of the bombings made Japan surrender on August 15, 1945, bringing an end to the war.

Paths to a world free of nuclear weapons have faced many challenges in recent years - a 20-year stalemate in multilateral disarmament negotiations, the expensive modernization of nuclear arsenals, and growing differences among countries about how to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons.

In May 2016, then US President Barack Obama made a visit to Hiroshima, but offered no apology for the US bombings.

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