Kerry visits Hiroshima; group urges Obama to follow

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, walks past A-Bomb Dome after visiting the site in Hiroshima, western Japan Monday, April 11, 2016. Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 Japanese. (Shingo Nishizume/Kyodo News via AP)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, walks past A-Bomb Dome after visiting the site in Hiroshima, Japan on Monday. Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima’s atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 Japanese. Peace Action, the largest peace group in the United States, issued a statement praising Kerry and called on President Obama to visit Hiroshima next month during the G7 meeting and expand his commitment to help rid the world of nuclear weapons. (Shingo Nishizume/Kyodo News via AP)

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