"We, the Group of Seven countries, remain committed to maintaining and enhancing disarmament and non-proliferation efforts in order to build a more stable and secure world. This will be touched upon at the highest level at the meeting in Hiroshima, which, together with Nagasaki, is a powerful reminder of the unprecedented destruction and immense human suffering that the people of Japan experienced as a result of the atomic bombings of 1945, "RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
In response, one of the journalists noted that residents of the mentioned Japanese prefectures, including those who were personally injured in the bombing, called for a visit to the regions of the G7 countries and the United States.
When asked by a journalist if there was "anything else he could tell them," Blinken did not mention those responsible for the bombing and did not make any apology.
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States launched nuclear strikes against Japan. The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed.
Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly civilians, have died, and many local residents have been dying for decades from exposure to radiation.
On September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin recalled that the United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons, thereby setting a precedent. At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Moscow does not threaten anyone with nuclear weapons.