On Sunday, the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the US nuclear bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki during World War II.
In 1945, the United States conducted the only nuclear attacks in the warfare history against Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9 respectively. The two bombings claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people.
"On the 70th anniversary of the use of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it is past time for the world to change course. Rather than pursue current plans to spend trillions of dollars on modernizing nuclear arsenals, the nuclear-armed countries should lead the world in negotiations to achieve the phased, verifiable, irreversible and transparent elimination of nuclear weapons," Krieger said.