In a tweet on the occasion of 75th anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the US, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "In August 1945, the United States instantly killed 100,000 people with an atomic bomb in the city of Hiroshima!" Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.
"This is the nature of an arrogant, irreligious, atheistic and immoral army."
"If one wants to talk about the crimes of the armies of the arrogant powers, several books can and should be written."
It was 8:16 a.m. on a Monday when the United States targeted Hiroshima with a flesh-melting atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, killing thousands of civilians. Another atomic bomb was dropped over the city of Nagasaki three days later in the final year of the World War II.
The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only uses of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.
Over the next two to four months, the acute effects of the atomic bombings killed between 90,000 and 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000 and 80,000 people in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day.
Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to the same occasion on Thursday by saying, “75 years ago today, the US gained the infamy of becoming the first and only user of nuclear weapons. And against innocents.”
He added in his Tweeted message, “Today, US & Israeli nukes threaten our region.”
“It’s long overdue to overcome nuclear nightmare & the #MAD doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction,” Zarif said.