Distinguished Delegates, Excellency Ambassador Lotfi Bouchaara, I congratulate you on your election as head of the twenty-seventh session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; congratulations that I make extensive to the other members of the Bureau.
The delegation of Cuba associates itself fully with the statements made by the distinguished representatives of Ecuador and Bolivia, on behalf of the Group of 77 plus China, and the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, respectively.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its deep rejection of the decision of the United States government to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (PAIC) or Nuclear Agreement with Iran and to reimpose sanctions on this country. Failure to comply with these international commitments violates the rules of coexistence between States and can have serious consequences for stability and security in the Middle East.
The works of the prestigious Cuban cartoonists Aristides Esteban Hernandez Guerrero (ARES) and Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo make up the exhibition of Caricatures of Ibero-American countries, inaugurated today at the Cervantes Institute in Vienna.
The exhibition, entitled "El Trazo", is an anthology of drawings by some of the best graphic comedians in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It will remain open until July 6, 2018.