A group of US safety and regulation enforcement consultants is touring to Haiti to find out what help Washington can present following the assassination of the Haitian president final week, the Pentagon stated on Sunday.
“Right this moment, an inter-agency group largely from the Division of Homeland Safety and the FBI are heading right down to Haiti proper now to see what we will to do assist in the investigative course of,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby instructed “Fox News Sunday.”
“That is actually the place our energies are finest utilized proper now – in serving to them get their arms round investigating this incident and determining who’s culpable … and the way finest to carry them accountable,” Kirby stated within the interview.
President Joe Biden can be briefed by the group when it returns and “then make selections about the way in which ahead,” a senior Biden administration official instructed Reuters individually.
Haiti has sought U.S. support in securing the nation and investigating the assault that killed President Jovenel Moise on Wednesday at his Port-au-Prince dwelling and plunged the impoverished island nation additional into turmoil. Haitian authorities have stated two Haitian Individuals have been among the many suspected assassins.
It was not instantly clear how lengthy the U.S. group would stay in Haiti. The administration official stated on Sunday that Washington would additionally seek the advice of with its regional companions and the United Nations.
America has to this point rebuffed Haiti’s request for troops, whereas the United Nations would want Safety Council authorization to ship armed forces.
Kirby stated: “We’re analyzing it similar to we might another request for help on the Pentagon. It is going by way of a evaluate.”
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