Hiroshima Officials Protest Latest Us Nuclear Test

Hiroshima officials protest latest US nuclear test

People in Hiroshima are protesting the latest nuclear test by the United States.

The US government announced on Friday that the country carried out a subcritical nuclear test in the state of Nevada on February 13. This type of test does not produce a nuclear explosion.

It was the first test of its kind since December 2017, and the second under the administration of President Donald Trump.

The governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Hidehiko Yuzaki, sent a letter of protest to the president through the US embassy in Japan.

The governor wrote in the letter that the US act was extremely regrettable and it has hurt the strong desire of the people of Hiroshima to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons.

He urged the US to halt all kinds of nuclear tests.

The governor also asked President Trump to visit Hiroshima to understand the extent of the destruction that was caused by the 1945 US atomic bomb.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, the mayor of Hiroshima City, Kazumi Matsui, called the subcritical test an unforgivable act that tramples on the feelings of atomic bomb survivors.

He also plans to send a letter of protest to the US government.