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Obama to visit Hiroshima - No apology expected for atomic bombing

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Added On May 11, 2016

The White House has announced that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima in Japan later this month, the first by a sitting American president.
 
But Obama will not apologize for the United States' dropping of an atomic bomb on the city at the end of World War Two.
 
Obama will tour the site of the world's first nuclear bombing with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 27.
 
The White House said in a Tuesday statement that the president will "highlight his continued commitment to pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons".
 
However, Obama's deputy national security adviser said he will not revisit the decision to use the atomic bomb at the end of World War II.
 
The White House had previously ruled out the possibility that Obama would apologize for the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima that killed tens of thousands of Japanese civilians in August 1945.
 
The visit to Hiroshima will take place on the final day of the G7 summit which will be hosted by Japan. 
 
Apart from Japan, Obama will also pay his first trip to Vietnam.