News ID: 272564
Published: 0138 GMT August 06, 2020

FM Zarif warns against threat of US, Israeli nukes

FM Zarif warns against threat of US, Israeli nukes

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Thursday referred to the 75th anniversary of US atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan warning that US and Israeli nuclear arms are still posing threats to the region.

“75 years ago today, the US gained the infamy of becoming the first and only user of nuclear weapons. And against innocents,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter account.

“Today, US & Israeli nukes threaten our region.

“It’s long overdue to overcome nuclear nightmare @ the #MAD doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction,” he added.

It was 8:16 a.m. on a Monday when the United States targeted Hiroshima with a flesh-melting atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, killing thousands of civilians. Another atomic bomb was dropped over the city of Nagasaki three days later in the final year of the World War II.

The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only uses of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.

Over the next two to four months, the acute effects of the atomic bombings killed between 90,000 and 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000 and 80,000 people in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day.



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