27 May '16, 12pm

#Hiroshima survivors: #Obama speech moving, 'more than enough'

HIROSHIMA (AFP, Reuters) - Two men who suffered horrific injuries in the world’s first nuclear strike seven decades ago came face-to-face Friday (May 27) with the present-day commander-in-chief of the country that launched the attack. And one of them got a hug. Shigeaki Mori, 79, appeared overwhelmed with emotion as he shook hands with US President Barack Obama after a highly charged ceremony in Hiroshima. “The president gestured as if he was going to give me a hug, so we hugged,” Mori said of the embrace that was broadcast around the world. That very human moment between an old man and one of the world’s most powerful people came after Obama delivered a soaring speech that touched on the horrors of the American atomic bomb that obliterated Hiroshima. “Seventy-one years ago, death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” Obama told a specially invited audience at the ...

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