Hundreds participated in a memorial ceremony in Japan's Nagasaki on Wednesday (August 9), commemorating the day 72 years ago when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb named "Fat Man" on the city, killing more than 150,000 people.
The ceremony, held at the Nagasaki Peace Park, was attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, local residents and relatives of the victims.
While Abe reaffirmed his commitment to "realizing a world without nuclear weapons", local mayor Tomihisa Taue expressed concerns about "the international situation surrounding nuclear weapons."
Taue's comments come days after the United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions against North Korea, who has continued to test ballistic missiles and nuclear arms.
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