The interim government in Haiti says it has mentioned that the United Nations and the United States send troops to assist with getting key foundation after the death of President Jovenel Moise dove the country into strife.
A letter from the PM’s office to the UN workplaces dated July 7 – the day Moise was shot dead at his home – said the point was “to support the efforts of the national police aiming to reestablish security and public order in the whole territory”.
The 15-part UN Security Council would have to approve an arrangement of UN peacekeepers or police to Haiti.
“We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press news agency in a phone interview late on Friday. “We believe our partners can assist the national police in resolving the situation.”
The request comes as the interim government tries to stabilise the country and prepare the way for elections in the aftermath of Moise’s assassination.
“We thought that the mercenaries could destroy some infrastructure to create chaos in the country,” Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s elections minister, told the AFP news agency.
On Friday, a gathering of administrators announced reliability and perceived Joseph Lambert, the Head of Haiti’s destroyed senate, as temporary president in an immediate test to the break government’s power.
They additionally perceived Prime Minister Ariel Henry, whom Moise had chosen to supplant Joseph daily before he was killed however who had not yet gotten down to business or shaped an administration.
Joseph, the interim leader, communicated alarm that others would attempt to exploit Moise’s homicide for political addition.“I’m not interested in a power struggle,” said Joseph, who assumed leadership with the backing of police and the military. “There’s only one way people can become president in Haiti. And that’s through elections.”
Police in Haiti said the assassination was carried out by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and two Haitian-American mercenaries. The two Haitian Americans were identified as James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55, both from Florida.
Seventeen of the men were captured – including Solages and Vincent – after a gun battle with Haitian authorities in Petionville, a hillside suburb of the capital, Port-au-Prince, where Moise resided.
Three others were killed and eight remain at large, according to Haitian police. Authorities are hunting for the masterminds of the operation, they said.