Nobel Winner Mukwege Warns against Nuclear War in Hiroshima


Hiroshima, Oct. 6 (Jiji Press)--Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege on Sunday called for a close watch on major powers including the United States and Russia to prevent nuclear weapons from being used again.

Major powers may oppose any new moves to place restrictions on nuclear weapons and withdraw from existing treaties, the Congolese doctor said in a speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, western Japan.

Vigilance is always necessary in order to prevent nuclear weapons from being used again, he said, adding that the use of such weapons would cause the final war among the human beings.

Mukwege, who won the 2018 prize, is visiting the city attacked with an atomic bomb in August 1945 in the closing days of World War II.

Uranium used in the bomb was dug up in Congo, then under Belgian colonial rule, he said, expressing concern about ongoing illegal mining of mineral resources in his country.

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