Wednesday Aug 06, 2008

Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba's Peace Declaration

Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba included the following observation in his 2008 Peace Declaration:

This truth received strong support from a report compiled last November by the city of Hiroshima. Scientists and other nuclear-related experts exploring the damage from a postulated nuclear attack found once again that the only way to protect citizens from such an attack is the total abolition of nuclear weapons. This is precisely why the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the International Court of Justice advisory opinion state clearly that all nations are obligated to engage in good-faith negotiations leading to complete nuclear disarmament.

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