Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 07: President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Chicago Law School on April 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama addressed his U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland as he hopes members of the Republican party will give Garland a hearing and a vote in Washington. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)If you’re a president wanting to make a statement against nuclear weapons, there are few places you can visit more loaded with powerful symbolism than Hiroshima, Japan. Barack Obama is that president, and he’ll be making a historic visit to the first city ever hit with a nuclear weapon when he visits Japan at the end of the month. Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, which he will make with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is intended “to highlight his continued commitment to pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons,” the White House said in a statement.  Read More

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