We, the undersigned, representing a coalition of concerned peace organizations and people of the United States, are advocating for abolition of nuclear weapons globally. We are gathering here to express our sincere regrets and apologies for our nation’s atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although our government has not apologized officially for this war crime and crime against humanity, the members of our coalition would like to extend our deepest condolences to the atomic bomb survivors (Hibakusha) who have endured great mental and physical hardships for 75 years.
The letter is signed by 55 U.S. groups, and 37 American individuals.Additionally, 31 non-U.S. supporting organizations (from Japan, Canada, and New Zealand), as well as 99 non-U.S. supporting individuals from around the world.
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