Syria participates in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ceremonies

Monday, August 29, 2022

Al Atrash in Nagasaki

TOKYO; The Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Tokyo participated in the ceremony of the seventy-seventh anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan on August 5 and 8, in the presence of Councillor Feras al-Atrash.

In an interview with Pan Orient News in Tokyo, Feras Al-Atrash said about this participation, which came at the invitation of the two mayors of the two cities, "Despite feeling shocked, sad and sorrowful because of what I witnessed of evidence of unprecedented criminal atrocities committed against the innocent Japanese martyrs in both cities in 1945, feelings of respect and admiration for Japan and its people increased after seeing how this great people overcame tragedy to give examples of peace, love and determination for a decent life for all generations.”

Al-Atrash added, "At the same time, hopes have increased that Syria, under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, will rise stronger after has been suffering 11 years as a result of a similar genocide committed by the same criminals who committed the atomic crime against Japan in 1945 but with new tools of mass destruction, terrorism and unilateral sanctions. We will rebuild our country more beautifully, and we will give present and future generations of the world an example of peace, love and determination to lead a dignified life like that offered by the great Japanese people.”

During the visit, Al-Atrash laid flowers at the memorials of the atomic bomb victims in the two cities. He also attended the memorial ceremony in which representatives of more than eighty countries and Japanese and international peace organizations participated.

Mayor of Hiroshima Kazumi Matsui and Mayor of Nagasaki Tomihisa Taiyo delivered their peace speech at the ceremonies that took place in the Peace Park in the two cities, emphasizing their condemnation of nuclear weapons and calling for a peaceful world from which these destructive weapons that threaten all of humanity will be eliminated.

The atomic bomb that the United States dropped on Hiroshima on August 6 had killed 140,000 people by the end of 1945. Three days later, the American atomic bomb decimated the city of Nagasaki and killed 74,000 people by the end of the same year, in addition to a large number of radiation victims who had suffered for many years. in the two cities. (Pan Orient News)

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