It’s okay not to apologize for Hiroshima, says Chinese state media

April 11, 2016 3:19 PM

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It’s okay not to apologize for Hiroshima, says Chinese state media

Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday paid what he called a "gut-wrenching" visit to a memorial in Hiroshima, the Japanese city hit dropped a nuclear bomb seven decades ago, killing as many as 140,000 people. The attack on Hiroshima, followed three days later by the bombing of Nagasaki, signaled the first and last time that nuclear weapons were used in a time of war.

Kerry was part of a delegation of foreign ministers at a two-day meeting of the Group of Seven bloc of nations. Ahead of the visit, it was made clear that the U.S. secretary of state would not be specifically apologizing for the destruction of these two cities, which led to the end of World War II. ...

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