Roberto Morales Ojeda, Secretary of Organization of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, called on Wednesday for international peace and atomic disarmament, on the 78th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki.
On Twitter, the party leader recalled the date on which hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives after an atomic bomb, dropped by order of then U.S. President Harry S. Truman, destroyed 40 percent of that Japanese city.
Morales Ojeda alluded to the atomic bombing of the city of Hiroshima, also in Japan, on August 6 of that year, and considered that the hundreds of thousands of innocent victims of both attacks are a call for international peace and atomic disarmament.
On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb in history was dropped on a civilian population in Hiroshima, which after detonating at a height of 600 meters caused the death of 140,000 people.
Three days later a second bomb was dropped by the U.S. Army on Nagasaki, detonating at an altitude of 550 meters, the device instantly killed 70,000 citizens and thousands more died later due to radiation.