Joe Biden (the United States President) said, but he isn’t open to American forces involvement in Haiti, that he is thinking about sending U.S. troops to protect American Embassy in Port-au-Prince (capital city of Haiti).
On Thursday, in a joint news meeting with Angela Merkel (visiting German Chancellor), President Joe Biden described that they are only sending U.S. Marines to their embassy. He continued that the strategy of sending U.S. forces to Haiti isn’t on the agenda.
On 7 July, Jovenel Moise (President of Haiti) was shot and killed in the early hours of the day at his private residence in Port-au-Prince. Martine (President’s wife) was wounded in the assault and now recovering from an operation in a hospital in Miami, Florida.
Claude Joseph, temporary Prime Minister of the country, described to news reporters that he had conversations with Martine (the first lady) several times, and she is doing great.
Joe Biden, American President, has convicted the killing and sent a special American delegation to the country to help the probe.
Exchange of words between Joseph and Blinken
Earlier week, Mathias Pierre (Haiti Elections Minister) described that an appeal that American soldiers to be sent to Haiti was decided during the 7 July negotiation between Claude Joseph (Haiti’s provisional prime minister) and Antony Blinken (American Secretary of State). Moreover, Mathias Pierre explained that Joseph asked for United Nations troops with the United Nations Security Council on 8 July.
American National Security Council senior director for the Western Hemisphere, Juan Gonzalez, in an exclusive interview with the VOA news agency, described that the subject came up during their negotiations with Haitian officials.
He described to the news agency that there had not been a particular ask for a number of troops or a particular number of support of individuals giving security. Gonzalez continued that so, they have been focusing on the very specific asks which have been hot how do they actually support train and prepare the country’s national police do its job. He further explained that they have 13,500 police officers, so focusing on where the demands are, and of course, it is something they are going to continue to examine because, of course, the condition on the ground is rapidly evolving.
On Sunday, Gonzalez visited Port-au-Prince and said that American officials are constantly dealing with their international community counterparts.
He told the VOA news agency that they are also in regular contact with their international allies, such as France, the Dominican Republic, the leadership of the Caribbean Community, and of course, they have been active on the United Nations Security Council.