AKEL on the anniversary of the US atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
6 August 2022, AKEL C.C. Press Office, Nicosia
This year marks the 77th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, one of the greatest crimes committed against humanity committed by American imperialism on August 6 and 9, 1945.
After World War II, the United States, seeking to demonstrate its power against the Soviet Union and the liberation movements, attacked the two Japanese cities, wreaking havoc and destruction with hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded and with devastating consequences for the health of millions of people. A crime committed that remains unpunished, as no US government has ever been tried or apologized for to date.
The memory and honor of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are a constant reminder that nuclear weapons can lead to the destruction of human civilisation and life on our planet. Unfortunately, however, today the alarm bell continues to ring for a new nuclear holocaust, as war fronts increase and tensions between the world’s major nuclear powers grow. Particularly the fact that to this day the world’s nuclear states – both recognized and non-recognized – have not acceded to the UN’s Nuclear Weapons Convention, a potential nuclear catastrophe is becoming increasingly visible.
Humanity’s debt to the victims of the nuclear holocaust of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demands that the struggle for the final and total elimination of nuclear weapons from the planet must continue.
AKEL joins the forces calling for an end to wars, demilitarisation and denuclearisation to ensure peace and for the protection of the environment.