Biden Won’t Apologize for US Use of Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan—President Joe Biden has no plans to issue an apology on behalf of the United States for the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II, according to the White House.
Biden arrived in Hiroshima on May 18 for the Group of Seven (G-7) summit, becoming the second sitting U.S. president after Barack Obama to visit the western Japanese city.
Reporters have asked the White House several times in recent weeks whether the president will issue an apology statement while there.
When asked about the apology, national security adviser Jake Sullivan replied, “No.”
The Atomic Bomb Dome is pictured on Aug. 5, 2022, in Hiroshima, Japan. (Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)
“The president won’t be making a statement at the Peace Memorial Park. He’ll be participating with the other G7 leaders in a wreath-laying and a few other events,” Sullivan told reporters on May 17 aboard Air Force One on the way to Japan….
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