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EU chief warns of Russian ‘nuclear threat’

Ursula von der Leyen appeared to suggest that Moscow was responsible for the bombing of Hiroshima

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has appeared to imply that Russia, rather than the US, dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II.

The top EU official was invited to an event hosted by pro-NATO think tank the Atlantic Council on Thursday, where she introduced Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and described him as “an ally and a friend.”

Much of von der Leyen’s speech was dedicated to condemning Russia for the conflict in Ukraine, as well as praising Japan for joining the US-led campaign to punish Moscow.

Recalling her visit to Hiroshima for a meeting of G7 leaders earlier this year, von der Leyen said: “Many of your relatives lost their lives when the atomic bomb razed Hiroshima to the ground. You have grown up with the stories of the survivors and you wanted us to listen to the same stories to face the past and learn something about the future.”

She described the experience as “sobering,” especially in the context of a period “when Russia threatens to use nuclear weapons once again.”

The US bombed Hiroshima two days before the USSR declared war on Imperial Japan in the final act of World War II. Washington dropped a nuclear bomb on Nagasaki shortly afterwards, and the two operations remain the only cases in history in which nuclear weapons have been used in a war.

Von der Leyen made no mention of the US in her speech, following an apparent pattern of Western obfuscation of Washington’s role in the nuclear bombings of Japan. Kishida did the same when hosting the G7 summit in August.

The Japanese prime minister was one of several honorees of the Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Award this year. The others were Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. The think tank described the event as a “tribute to selflessness and cooperation in the face of autocratic aggression.”

Russia considers the Ukraine conflict to be part of a Western proxy war being waged against it. Moscow’s military doctrine reserves its nuclear arsenal for situations in which the country’s existence is threatened. President Vladimir Putin assessed in June that the conflict in Ukraine was nowhere near that threshold.



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The reason for her silence regarding the devastating act of the United States in dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which resulted in the deaths of approximately 140,000 innocent civilians, remains shrouded in ambiguity. Three days later, Americans dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people. America became the first and only country in the world to use a nuclear weapon against a population center.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, for her part, accused the European Commission president of making "no mention whatsoever of the US and its executioners who dropped the bombs on populated Japanese cities."
Zakharova responded on social media, mocking von der Leyen's assertions on Moscow's supposed intentions to employ nuclear weapons, stating, "Ursula von der Leyen telling lies is despicable and dangerous.''
The need for nuclear weapons in Russia was emphasized by President Vladimir Putin, who stated that their use is not necessary at the moment. However, he did acknowledge that in the event of a threat to the country's territorial integrity, independence, and existence, the possibility of utilizing nuclear weapons cannot be ruled out.
“Nuclear weapons are being created in order to ensure our security in the broadest sense of the word, [and to protect] the existence of the Russian state, but we, firstly, do not have such a need,” Putin told the 2023 St.Peterburg International Economic Forum in June.
Moreover, he added that “the very fact of this topic's discussion already means the possibility of lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons.”






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