Message from U.N. Secretary-General on 67th anniversary of Hiroshima A-bombing
[excerpted] The following is the text of a message from U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, delivered by Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, at a ceremony on Aug. 6, 2012 to mark the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
....On this day, in this city, let me proclaim again: There must never be another nuclear attack -- never.
MAJIA'S SUBSTITUTION: There must never be another nuclear accident or attack –never.
The elimination of such weapons is not just a visionary goal, but the most reliable way to prevent their future use.
SUBSTITUTION: The elimination of nuclear energy and weapons is not just a visionary goal, but the only way to enable our survival in the future.
People understand that nuclear weapons cannot be used without indiscriminate effects on civilian populations.
SUBSTITUION: People understand that nuclear cannot be used without indiscriminate effects on civilian populations.
Security experts and defense analysts have come to understand that nuclear weapons, far from ensuring a balance of power, are inherently destabilizing.
SUBSTITUTION: Security experts and defense analysts have come to understand that nuclear, far from ensuring a balance of power or energy, is inherently destabilizing and species threatening.
Such weapons have no legitimate place in our world. Their elimination is both morally right and a practical necessity in protecting humanity.
SUBSTITUTION: Nuclear has no legitimate place in our world; it is destroying our world.