Sergey Naryshkin: a tribunal on Hiroshima and Nagasaki should be arranged
Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin, speaking at an MGIMO round table discussion dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, spoke about the need to create an international tribunal in connection with this tragedy.
He noted that if the Nazis had destroyed a number of cities in Europe with the help of chemical weapons, it certainly would have been one of the charges at the Nuremberg trials.
At the same time, the only atomic bombings of residential cities in history have not been addressed by the International Military Tribunal to date. "They have not been addressed yet. But we know that crimes against humanity do not have a limitation period," gazeta.ru cites Naryshkin as saying.
The Director of the Caspian Cooperation Institute, vice chairman of the Editorial Board of Vestnik Kavkaza Sergey Mikheyev, noted that although "in fact, this idea is correct," the chances of its implementation are small. "It would be relevant, for example, in the 50-60s of the last century. Well, or at least in the 1970s. At that time it could be done. Now it is virtually impossible. I think that Naryshkin also understands this," he said.
In turn, Director General of the Center for Political Information Alexei Mukhin expressed the opinion that "for this, there are very specific reasons, because the country which the once and only time used nuclear weapons is in a dangerous delusion that with the help of nuclear weapons it can solve its problems of foreign policy, of foreign trade and so on. " "Unfortunately, the United States is such a country. And recently, during the summit of the BRICS and the SCO, they tested a new bomb, which can carry a nuclear warhead, which is of course, intended for those countries, which are members of the nuclear club, but do not advertise their nuclear military developments," he reminded.
"So I think that the idea of such a tribunal should be demanded by the international community," the expert added.