'Danger of a new Hiroshima is present,' says Cuban foreign minister
Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez recalled today the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, in Japan, and pointed out that the danger of a recurrence is present.
'The crime of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is present 75 years after the bombings: 13,400 nuclear weapons, of which 1,800 are on high operational alert, remind us of this danger,' the foreign minister tweeted.
He added that 'only the transparent, total and irreversible elimination' of these weapons will guarantee humanity's safety.
Today, the world remembers the victims of the first atomic bombing, carried out by the United States at the end of World War II, and which has killed 324,129 people so far, including those who suffered the consequences of radioactive fallout later.
In this Japanese city, survivors of this disaster and delegations from 80 countries, together with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, remembered the victims of this event and called on all states to eliminate these weapons.
According to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the world has today thousands of these devices, some of which have a power tens of times greater than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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