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Japan: Hiroshima mayor condemns U.S. nuclear test


TOKYO, (Xinhua): Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui on Friday condemned the United States for conducting a subcritical nuclear test at a underground test site in Nevada.

As the mayor of the city which suffered the world's first nuclear bombing in the World War II, Matsui said the test is against the global efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons.

The United States supported an anti-nuclear resolution at a plenary session of the UN General Assembly on Monday. The resolution appealed to eliminate nuclear weapons totally.

The latest U.S. subcritical nuclear test is the first test since February 2011. It brought the total number of such tests to four under U.S. President Barack Obama's administration.

The United States conducted its first subcritical nuclear test in 1997, maintaining that the test didn't violate the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

Editor: Hou Qiang

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