A-bomb survivor Obama hugged trusts promise will be kept - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

A-bomb survivor Obama hugged trusts promise will be kept

Posted:

TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima who was hugged by President Barack Obama during a recent visit to the city says he still trusts the president's promise to work toward a nuclear-free world.

Shigeaki Mori told reporters Friday that Obama's speech last month in Hiroshima convinced him that it wasn't an empty promise.

Obama's visit to Hiroshima was the first by a serving U.S. president. He offered flowers and called for a nuclear-free world, but did not apologize for the bombing.

Obama's speech generally won praise in Japan, but a survivors' group criticized him for not acknowledging any direct U.S. responsibility.

The U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the final days of World War II devastated both cities and killed more than 200,000 people.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • 2 dead, 13 wounded in shooting attack in Toronto

    2 dead, 13 wounded in shooting attack in Toronto

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:44:58 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-07-23 17:37:11 GMT
    Canadian police and emergency personnel services are responding to a shooting that reportedly involves multiple victims in the downtown Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown.More >>
    Canadian police and emergency personnel services are responding to a shooting that reportedly involves multiple victims in the downtown Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown.More >>
  • The Latest: Toronto victims include 7 men, 8 women and girls

    The Latest: Toronto victims include 7 men, 8 women and girls

    Monday, July 23 2018 1:00 AM EDT2018-07-23 05:00:02 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-07-23 17:37:01 GMT
    (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Police work the scene of a shooting in Toronto on Sunday, July 22, 2018.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Police work the scene of a shooting in Toronto on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
    Police say a gunman and one victim is dead after a man shot 14 people, including a young girl, in the Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown.More >>
    Police say a gunman and one victim is dead after a man shot 14 people, including a young girl, in the Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown.More >>
  • UK silent on US death penalty concerns for alleged jihadis

    UK silent on US death penalty concerns for alleged jihadis

    Monday, July 23 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-07-23 11:55:54 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-07-23 17:27:18 GMT
    Leaked documents show that British officials are not requiring U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis will not be executed if put on trial.More >>
    Leaked documents show that British officials are not requiring U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis will not be executed if put on trial.More >>
Powered by Frankly