Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin says the United States should be investigated for the atomic bombings

December 26, 2014 7:26 am

Speaker of
the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin says the United States should
be investigated for the atomic bombings against two Japanese cities
during World War II.

Picture of Sergei Naryshkin

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the Russian official compared the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with “Nazi
crimes,” and called them “crimes against humanity.”

“I think that we should discuss this topic together with lawyers and
international law experts because crimes against humanity have no
limitation period,” he was quoted as saying by the Itar-Tass
service.

“As we well know, the bombings of the two peaceful Japanese cities
could not be explained from a military point of view,” he said. “The
atomic bombings… were solely an intimidation demonstration resulting
in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of peaceful residents.”

The remarks were made as relations between Washington and Moscow are growing increasingly frosty over the crisis in Ukraine.

The US and its allies accuse Moscow of sending troops into eastern
Ukraine in support of the pro-Russian forces. Russia, however, denies
the accusation.

The United States and its Western allies have imposed several rounds of sanctions against Russia following the crisis.

In an interview with Press TV earlier this month, former Senior
Foreign Policy Analyst James Jatras said that imposing further sanctions
against Russia could turn a Cold War situation between the two
countries into a hot war.

“This really runs the risk that what is increasingly a Cold War
situation between the United States and Russia could turn into a hot
war,” he said.

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