On August 6, 1945 the US dropped an atomic bomb ("Little Boy") on Hiroshima in Japan. Three days later a second atomic bomb ("Fat Man") was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. These were the only times nuclear weapons have been used in war. Combined it resulted in the deaths of over 400,000 people. This is exactly what these horrific weapons are designed to do-indiscriminately kill vast amounts of people.
There are more than 15,000 nuclear weapons in the worlds arsenal now, ready to destroy the world. In the coming months, governments will decide if negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons should start or not. I hope that the majority of the states in the world are ready to support a resolution at the UN General Assembly to start negotiations of a new treaty banning nuclear weapons. The holdouts for supporting the ban treaty are the nuclear weapons states, as well as those countries that are part of the U.S. nuclear alliance around the world including NATO states, and in the Pacific, Australia, South Korea, and Japan.We should keep pressuring our Governments to urge them that nuclear weapons should not be used against any nation under any circumstances.The following video has been produced by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Let us remember. Let us learn. Let us make sure this never happens again.It should be unthinkable today that the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should ever be repeated.