Conference criticizes nations in A-arms race

A world conference on nuclear weapons held in the country that suffered the only atomic bombings accused the world's nuclear powers of ''intensifying the nuclear arms race.''

The 1983 World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs singled out the US, the Soviet Union, Britain, France, and China. Attending the conference were 160 activists from 31 countries, as well as 300 Japanese representing antinuclear and civic groups. China sent a five-member observer team, its first representation in 18 years.

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