Text of United Nations chief's message to Nagasaki ceremony on A-bomb anniv.

Ban the Bomb

To accelerate Japan's surrender in WWII, the US forces dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively on August 6 and August 9, 1945.

The North Korea on Tuesday, the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan, called on Tokyo not to follow the United States in the latter's confrontation with the North Korea, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

"The worldwide situation surrounding nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly tense", Taue said.

72 years later President Trump has threatened North Korea with a "fire and fury" response to Pyonyang's warning that it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. "A strong sense of anxiety is spreading across the globe that in the not too distant future these weapons could actually be used again".

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In Hiroshima's ceremony Sunday, Mayor Kazumi Matsui didn't demand Japan join the treaty but urged the government to do "everything in its power to bridge the gap between the nuclear weapons and non-nuclear weapons states, thereby facilitating its ratification".

A solemn procession of Central New York peace activists and community members marched in Downtown Syracuse Wednesday afternoon to remember the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. But he said "Japan is determined to lead the worldwide community.by continuing to appeal to both sides" - ones with and without nuclear weapons.

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue, however, blasted Abe's administration for what he described as empty promises to achieve a nuclear-free world. The bomb's code name was "fat man". He said that Japan's decision to not participate in negotiations for the United Nations Nuclear Prohibition Treaty is "incomprehensible".

In a speech, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his commitment to "realizing a world without nuclear weapons". Many suffer from long lasting effects of radiation.

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