The U.S. President said that the people of Haiti deserve peace and security, and their leaders need to work together for the good of the country.
Joe Biden assured that the United States is "ready" to provide aid to Haiti, given the crisis that lives after the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moise, but did not want to clarify whether he would be willing to send troops to the country.
"The people of Haiti deserve peace and security, and their leaders need to work together for the good of the country," said the U.S. president in a statement before his meeting on arms control.
He added that the United States is "prepared" to "continue assisting" Haiti. "I will have more (to tell you) as we move forward," he said, addressing the media, to whom he did not respond when asked about the possibility of sending troops.
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The United States government warned this Monday of the "lack of clarity" that exists about the political future of Haiti after the assassination of Moise and who will lead that future.
This was pointed out by the White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, who, in response to press inquiries, acknowledged that the United States does not rule out sending troops to Haiti but stressed that "it is not a commitment at this time."
Psaki made the remarks at a daily press conference when asked about the visit, what a U.S. delegation has done for the country, and the results Joe Biden reported this morning.
Like the president, Biden's spokeswoman did not rule out that the United States could end up sending troops to the country. Still, she did emphasize that "at this time, the United States is not committed to any presence on the ground."
In any case, he insisted that the problem now is that "lack of clarity" about who will lead the country and stressed that the way must be prepared for there to be "safe" elections and for Haitians to decide.
The U.S. delegation to Haiti on Sunday met with three aspiring politicians in the country following the assassination of Moise.
They urged "an open and constructive dialogue" to achieve "free and fair elections." The White House reported this morning.
Later, at the press conference, Psaki pointed out that the main conclusion drawn by the delegation was the lack above of clarity, hence the call to ask current leaders to work together.
He added that talks with Haiti on how the United States can help have just begun and will continue because at this time, there is a high level of "uncertainty" about the country and the steps it will take.
Psaki also assured that the security of the people of Haiti is a matter of concern for President Biden and recalled the help that the United States has already provided to the country, before the assassination of Moise, with economic items or assistance in training the forces. Of order.
THIS WEEKEND, the U.S. delegation that traveled to Haiti was made up of representatives from the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the White House National Security Council said Emily Horne, a spokeswoman for this morning. Last body in a statement.
U.S. officials met with Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph and Prime Minister-Designate Ariel Henry, and Senate President Joseph Lambert.
He also said that the envoys "examined the security of vital infrastructure" and met with the police in charge of the investigation into the murder of Moise, perpetrated early Wednesday at his residence in Port-au-Prince.
Moise's assassination further deepened the severe crisis in this country of 11 million, whose leadership is now disputed by Joseph, Henry, and Lambert. According to the Haitian authorities, a command of 28 men, 26 of them Colombians and two Americans, killed the president at his home, also wounding his wife.
So far, 17 suspects have been arrested and at least three killed. But no motive is publicly known, and questions remain about who could have ordered the murder.