“75 years ago today, the US gained the infamy of becoming the 1st and ONLY user of nuclear weapons. And against innocents. Today, US & Israeli nukes threaten our region. It's long overdue to end nuclear nightmare & the #MAD doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction,” Zarif tweeted on Thursday.
He posted the tweet on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of American B-29 bomber Enola Gay’s dropping of atomic payload over the Japanese port city, killing 140,000 people.
The bombing utterly destroyed almost everything within 10 square kilometers in the downtown area. Many died immediately while others succumbed to their injuries or radiation-related illnesses weeks, months, and years later.
The bombing of Hiroshima was followed by the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, which instantly killed more than 75,000 people.