News ID: 272672
Published: 0611 GMT August 09, 2020

Iran criticizes US claim of opposing WMD

Iran criticizes US claim of opposing WMD

The spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry in a message on the 75th anniversary of Nagasaki and Hiroshima atomic bombings by US on Sunday slammed Washington for claiming to be an advocate of the elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said in a tweeted message that people of the world, especially the Japanese, will never forget the US crimes in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Mehr News agency (MNA) reported.

He lashed out at the US regime, saying that the country which is behind nuclear bombings of two Japanese cities, killing thousands of people, now claims to be advocating the eradication of weapons of mass destruction.

“Maybe happen is never once," Mousavi quoted a line by American writer and poet, William Faulkner, adding, “However, atomic bombardment took place more than once.”

“The bombardments of Hiroshima and Nagasaki still lingers in memories of the people of Japan and the world,” he wrote adding, “The interesting point is that the culprit in both cases is a government, which instead of being accountable, claims to be a pioneer in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.”

August 9 marked the anniversary of US atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945 when a US bomber plane dropped a 4.5-ton plutonium bomb dubbed “Fat Man” on the Japanese port city, killing more than 70,000 of its residents three days after the first atomic bomb was dropped over the city of Hiroshima. Many people died immediately while others succumbed to their injuries or radiation-related illnesses weeks, months, and years later.

Hiroshima bombing killed 140,000 Japanese civilians.

Japan on Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki, calling for a ban on nuclear weapons.


Resource: MNA
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