Haiti requests US, UN to send troops

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Following the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moise, Haiti has requested the United States and the United Nations to send its troops to defend its ports, airport and other strategic sites, a government minister said.

In the wake of the slaying “we thought that the mercenaries could destroy some infrastructure to create chaos in the country. During a conversation with the US Secretary of State and the UN we made this request,” elections minister Mathias Pierre said.

The US State Department and Pentagon both confirmed receiving a request for “security and investigative assistance” and said officials remain in contact with Haiti, but did not specify whether military troops would be deployed. The UN did not immediately respond to a request for comment, according to the AFP news report.

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