Obama: Goal of Hiroshima visit is to refocus on abolishing nukes

May 26, 2016 5:32 PM

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U.S. President Barack Obama said his visit to Hiroshima on May 27 is intended to highlight the horrors of war as a way to refocus attention on the importance of working toward a nuclear-free world.

In written responses to an exclusive interview with The Asahi Shimbun on May 26, Obama stressed the significance of his visit to Hiroshima, the first by a sitting president of the United States, which dropped an atomic bomb on the city in 1945.

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