Japan's Abe Vows to Lead Efforts toward Nuclear-Free World

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Hiroshima, Aug. 6 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underscored his determination on Tuesday to lead international efforts to realize a world without nuclear weapons.

Japan will work harder to have the realities of suffering from atomic bombings understood better, while upholding Japan's three nonnuclear principles, Abe said in a speech at a ceremony in Hiroshima to mark the 74th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bomb attack in the western Japan city near the end of World War II.

This year again, Abe did not refer to the U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons adopted in 2017.

In the international community, gaps in opinion are widening over nuclear disarmament, Abe said.

Japan will try to win over other countries so meaningful results are produced at the 2020 review conference for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Abe said. In 2020, the treaty will mark the 50th anniversary of its effectuation.

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