Green Party Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima

(OTTAWA) -Today, the Green Party remembers the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives were destroyed by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a lesson that technological advancements must be accompanied with a commitment to the values of respect and restraint. The Green Party joins millions of people around the world today, on the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki tragedies, to call for the complete disarmament of nuclear arsenals.

More than 100 000 civilians were instantly killed when Allied forces dropped a nuclear warhead on Hiroshima. Another 60 000 were killed in the bombing of Nagasaki, and tens of thousands more died from exposure to the radiation.