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Barack Obama visits Hiroshima, says memory must never fade

Barack Obama visits Hiroshima, says memory must never fade

| | 27 May 2016, 05:16 pm
Hiroshima, May 27 (IBNS) US President Barack Obama, the first sitting US President to visit Hiroshima blast site on Friday, said that the memory of war must never fade, according to reports.
BBC quoted Obama as saying, "Death fell from the sky and the world was changed ... mankind possessed the means to destroy itself".  

"It allows us to fight complacencies, fuels our moral imagination and allows us to change," he said while saying that one must always remember the August 6,1945, ordeal.

Speaking against the use of nuclear weapon, Obama said, "We must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them."

The US President visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. He also entered the Peace Memorial Park and was accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
 
He also spoke to two survivors.
 
Image: Wikimedia Commons

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