Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, has called Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats about nuclear weapons “deeply disturbing.”
Kishida warned on Saturday that Russia using nuclear weapons would be seen as a “act of hostility against humanity,” given that Japan is the only country to have ever been hit by a nuclear bomb.
“Russia’s act of threatening to use nuclear weapons is a serious threat to the international community’s peace and security and is completely unacceptable,” Kishida said.
Kishida is expected to host G7 leaders in Hiroshima in May of next year, where a US nuclear bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, killing 140,000 people.
Kishida stated in Australia that the 77-year period of no nuclear weapons use “must not be ended.”
“The use of nuclear weapons would be an act of hostility against humanity, and the international community will never allow such an act,” he said.
Vladimir Chimaobi reporting, Obinwannem News writer / 22-10-2022