Leader of Muslims and Oppressed Imam Khamenei Blasts US for Not Apologizing to Japanese
“When people say to them, they should apologize for the Hiroshima incident, they answer, ‘No, we will not apologize’,” ALeader of Islamic Ummah and and Oppressed People Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei’s tweeter page quoted him as saying on May 5, addressing the Iranian officials and people in Tehran.
“The stream of ignorance and tyranny kills hundreds of thousands of people in Hiroshima with atomic bombs but after several years, isn’t yet ready to apologize,” Supreme Leader said.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and and Oppressed People Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei also lashed out at Washington for destroying the infrastructures of Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries and not compensating for their deeds.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and and Oppressed People Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei’s remarks came as Barack Obama will later this month become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, the site of America’s devastating nuclear attack which killed 140,000 people.
The White House confirmed the historic move in a statement Tuesday after speculation that the president would include the city in his itinerary as part of his 10th trip to Asia.
The US dropped nuclear weapons on Hiroshima in 1945 towards the close of the Pacific leg of the global conflict, as Japanese forces were all but defeated.
Some 140,000 people were killed from the direct blast and radioactive fallout when America detonated an atomic bomb over the city on August 6, 1945. Around 90 percent of the city was destroyed in the resulting inferno.
Just days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, claiming 80,000 lives.
However, the outgoing US president will not offer any kind of official US apology for the devastating bombing.