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U.S. sending FBI, DHS law enforcement to Haiti to assess the situation

Updated: Jul 10, 2021

The United States on Thursday pledged to send senior officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security to Haiti as soon as possible to assess the situation and see how best they can assist, the White House said.

Security officials will be sent to Haiti “as soon as possible to assess the situation and how we may be able to assist,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

“The United States remains engaged and in close consultations with our Haitian and international partners to support the Haitian people in the aftermath of the assassination of the president Jovenel Moise,” Psaki said.

In response to a Haitian government request, for U.S. troops, a senior administration official reiterated Psaki’s earlier comments that the administration is sending officials to assess how it can be most helpful, but added there are no plans to provide military assistance at this time.

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