An inefficient bomb killed over 50,000 people in the twinkling of an eye. They were the lucky ones. Another 100,000 died horrible deaths from their wounds over the next few months. Many more suffered from the trauma, and the toxicity of radiation, for what remained of their lives. If the bomb had worked better, there would probably have been no survivors, and nothing left of the city to preserve or to remember, except the name.
- The use of nuclear or thermonuclear weapons is contrary to the spirit, letter and aims of the United Nations and, as such, a direct violation of the Charter of the United Nations;
- Any State using nuclear and thermonuclear weapons is to be considered as violating the Charter of the United Nations, as acting contrary to the laws of humanity and as committing a crime against mankind and civilisation.