He’s going to plead for the elimination of nuclear weapons while his own country jumps into a new era of nuclear weaponry. Does that make sense?
U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during Mr. Abe's state visit to Washington, D.C. in April 2015. Mr. Obama is set this week to be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, hit by a U.S. atomic bomb during the Second World War. White House photograph by Pete Souza
United States President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima May 27 hits a special nerve with me because I am an honorary citizen of Hiroshima.
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'We do not think it would be appropriate, given the very cordial relationship that our two countries have, and the military alliance that exists between our two countries,' says Deputy Prime Minister Freeland.
'Given the scope and scale of this crisis, it’s incumbent on the government to provide them with supplementary budgeting to adequately provide the support they’re looking for,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.