Haiti has sought the help of the United Nations and the United States to end the ongoing instability in the wake of President Jovenal Mouss’s assasination. Haiti’s election minister, Matthias Pierre, made the announcement on Friday.
The assistance was sought amid fears of an attack on the country’s airports, land ports and other strategic installations in the ongoing unrest following the assassination of the president.
The Pentagon has confirmed that it is seeking Haiti’s security and investigation assistance. They said they were in contact with Haiti in this regard. However, they did not confirm whether they would send troops at all.
According to the BBC, after receiving such a message from Haiti, the United States has stated that it has no plans to send troops to Haiti at this time.
The United States has said, they will not send any troops to Haiti. However, several members of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security could be sent to Haiti to assist in the investigation into the killing of Jovenel Moise.
According to the BBC, if the UN wants to send peacekeepers to Haiti, it must be approved by the UN Security Council.
On Wednesday night (July 7), a group of 28 people, all citizens of a country outside Haiti, assassinated President Jovenel Moise at his home. Meanwhile, First Lady, who was seriously injured in the attack, is now in hospital. Haiti police said they had arrested 17 people in the raid.
In addition, three people were killed in the operation and the other eight are still at large. Haiti police say the killers include a retired Colombian army member.
Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has taken charge of the government since Moise was killed. Immediately after the incident, he imposed a blockade on public movement.