US sends personnel at its embassy in Haiti

The United States government has sent a small number of personnel to Haiti to support security at the US embassy in Haiti after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. The information was provided by three officials of the United States on Tuesday.

Haiti: The United States government has sent a small number of personnel to Haiti to support security at the US embassy in Haiti after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. The information was provided by three officials of the United States on Tuesday.

This deployment depicts the aftereffect situation in Haiti after the assassination of their President Jovenel Moise on 7 July 2021. The Caribbean island is already facing gang violence and political chaos.

This is not the first time that the United States government has sent its additional security forces, including the Marines, to its embassies around the globe during the times of crisis.

The Caribbean island is also seeking for five more fugitives who are suspected to involved in the killing of the President Moise.

The US officials, while addressing the condition of anonymity, informed that a few (less than a dozen) personnel were stationed in the days after the assassination of the Haitis’ President and added, “It was not immediately clear how many personnel had since returned to the United States.”

A few days back, the Caribbean island has also requested for the deployment of US troops in the nation to help ensure critical infrastructure after the assassination of their President, as the situation got worse. Currently, Haiti is under a state of emergency for fifteen days.

In a letter from the office of Interim Prime Minister of Haiti – Claude Joseph, to the US embassy in Haiti, dated Wednesday, requested the deployment of troops to assist the national police in reestablishing the security and protecting the key infrastructure of the Caribbean island.

The request of Haiti is still under review, while the officials have cited that the Pentagon does not currently see the necessity for stationing military personnel in Haiti.

The wife of President Jovenel Moise – Martina Moise, was also injured in the shooting and afterwards flown to the United States for treatment. Recently, the police officials of Haiti has declared that they have arrested a doctor who is a key suspect in the assassination plan of President Jovenel Moise.