AMPONTOONS.COM correspondent reports, Richard Susilo from Japan
AMPONTOONS.COM, TOKYO – United States (USA) President Joe Biden was not allowed to enter the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum in Japan during his scheduled visit to the Peace Memorial Park (PMP) or Hiroshima Peace Park during the G7 summit , Sunday (21/5/2023) ).
There was disagreement among Japanese government officials, so Biden was not allowed into the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum.
“There are ministries that oppose US President Joe Biden’s entry into the Atomic Bomb Museum because they fear he will cast his image and make an unfavorable impression considering that the atomic bomb was dropped by the US itself,” the source said. . AMPONTOONS.COMSunday (21/5/2023).
However, there have recently been parties calling for all heads of state, including US President Joe Biden, to be allowed into the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum.
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“After Japanese Premier Fumio Kishida allowed and even asked President Biden to enter the Atomic Bomb Museum, President Biden was scheduled to enter,” he continued.
US President Biden became the second US president to visit the city of Hiroshima.
The “conflict” over the nuclear issue resulted in his visit this time.
On the first day of the G7 summit, Friday (5/19/2023) morning, Biden was accompanied by a soldier as he left the presidential car bound for Peace Memorial Park.
In the hand of the soldier’s bodyguard was a black leather bag.
Known as the “nuclear kick,” it is believed to contain a device that would allow the president to authorize (approve) a nuclear strike.
The president of the United States is also the commander-in-chief of the US military and is able to make decisions regarding a nuclear attack in an emergency.
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A soldier with a black bag accompanies the president anytime, anywhere.
A US government official enters the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum with a bag believed to contain the secret Nuclear Football (NC) device in Naka-ku, Hiroshima.
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