Obama calls for world free of nuclear weapons

(VOVworld) - US President Barack Obama has called for a world without nuclear weapons during a historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan, where the United States dropped the first atomic bomb nearly 71 years ago.

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US President Barack Obama (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak with the Atomic Bomb Dome seen at rear at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, May 27, 2016. (Photo: AP)

Barack Obama became the first sitting US President to visit Hiroshima. At a ceremony at the city’s Peace Memorial Park on Friday, the US leader called on countries that hold nuclear stockpiles to have courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them.  He said the world should join hands together to prevent such an incident from happening, saying that memory about the bomb dropping in August 6th, 1945 would never fade. Mr. Obama said scientific advancement without progress in awareness might destroy the world.