Cuban FM Recalls Anniversary of Bombing in Japan

Cuban FM Recalls Anniversary of Bombing in Japan

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez recalled Friday the 74th anniversary of the bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the product of ''warmongering policy of imperialism'' that threatens the peace of all.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs added on Twitter that the withdrawal of the United States from international treaties and the threat of a new arms race also undermine world security.

In 1945, then-U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorized the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (three days later) on the pretext of Japan's refusal to accept the surrender proposed by allies in World War II.

The attacks killed more than 450,000 people, including many who later died from diseases related to nuclear radiation.

The 'Little Boy' bomb exploded a cargo of 15,000 tons of TNT and devastated a range of 13 square kilometers.

On August 9, the second atomic device, named Fat Man by the U.S. military, was due to be launched over the city of Kokura, but climate problems forced the plan to be executed over Nagasaki.

Six days later, Japanese Emperor Hirohito officially announced a surrender on Sept. 2 of that year.