JAPAN / GUTERRES NAGASAKI

09-Aug-2018 00:02:39
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said “it is a moral duty of everybody in the world to do everything to make sure that Nagasaki will not happen anymore, anywhere. That no atomic bomb will ever be used.” UNIC TOKYO
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STORY: JAPAN / GUTERRES NAGASAKI
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DATELINE: 9 AUGUST 2018, NAGASAKI, JAPAN
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1. Wide shot, Guterres at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall
2. Med shot, Guterres at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“It is a moral duty of everybody in the world to do everything to make sure that Nagasaki will not happen anymore, anywhere. That no atomic bomb will ever be used.”
4. Wide shot, Guterres looking at the exhibition
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We commit ourselves to a strong push for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and effective disarmament to make sure that we will reach the objective that I believe should be a central objective of humankind: a world free of nuclear weapons.”
6. Wide shot, Guterres at the exhibition
7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The young people must be fully aware of what has happened and I join my voice to the voice of the hibakusha saying, “no more Nagasaki, no more Hiroshima, no more bombs being used,” and it is very important young people understand that there is a risk that these things might happen if we do not act. We are seeing recently the crisis in relation to North Korea, we see the crisis of the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] in relation to Iran, so there is indeed still the nuclear threat so the memory of what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki must be kept alive. And it is for the young generations to keep that memory alive and to make us all assume our responsibility to avoid, at all cost, any kind of nuclear explosion in the future.”
8. Various shots, Guterres with children
9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I strongly support the efforts of negotiation that are now taking place between the United States and North Korea. I know that it will be difficult. I know there will be hiccups, there will be problems to solve but I think we all must be determined, determined to make sure that the denuclearization is indeed achieved.”
10. Wide shot, Guterres writing
STORYLINE
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said “it is a moral duty of everybody in the world to do everything to make sure that Nagasaki will not happen anymore, anywhere. That no atomic bomb will ever be used.”

Speaking to reporters today (9 Aug) at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan, commemorating the 73rd anniversary of that devastating day, the UN chief stressed “we commit ourselves to a strong push for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and effective disarmament to make sure that we will reach the objective that I believe should be a central objective of humankind: a world free of nuclear weapons.”

Asked about his impressions on his visit and his meeting with the hibakusha, Guterres underlined and expressed his deep solidarity and admiration to them. He also highlighted that the importance of young people being “fully” aware of the history.

He said, “I join my voice to the voice of the hibakusha saying, 'no more Nagasaki, no more Hiroshima, no more bombs being used,' and it is very important young people understand that there is a risk that these things might happen if we do not act.”

Guterres also said “we are seeing recently the crisis in relation to North Korea, we see the crisis of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) in relation to Iran, so there is indeed still the nuclear threat so the memory of what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki must be kept alive. And it is for the young generations to keep that memory alive and to make us all assume our responsibility to avoid, at all cost, any kind of nuclear explosion in the future.”

Asked about the denuclearization for the Korean Peninsula, the UN chief said, “I strongly support the efforts of negotiation that are now taking place between the United States and North Korea. I know that it will be difficult. I know there will be hiccups, there will be problems to solve but I think we all must be determined, determined to make sure that the denuclearization is indeed achieved.”

The Secretary-General travelled to Tokyo on Wednesday (08 Aug) where he met with the Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe. Later in the day, he travelled to Nagasaki where he met Mayor Tomihisa Taue, and other local officials, as well as with some hibakusha, or survivors of the atomic bombs.

Today, he visited the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, before taking part in the 73rd Nagasaki Peace Ceremony.
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