U.S. Sends Technical Team to Haiti to Assess Post-Assassination Security Needs

The United States sent a technical team to Haiti on Sunday to assess the country’s security and other needs following the assassination of President Moise last week.

A senior U.S. official told Reuters it was unclear which U.S. government agencies were involved, but the team plans to report back to President Joe Biden upon their return before making any decisions about further U.S. involvement in the unrest sweeping the Caribbean island nation.

The United States earlier rejected a request from Haiti for U.S. forces to quell sporadic violence related to the assassination of Moise earlier Wednesday. Moise was shot to death at his home in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Haitian police say two Americans and 26 Colombians, some of them former Colombian soldiers, were involved in the assassination attack and that some of the Colombian suspects remain at large.

Biden administration officials say the U.S. will also consult with regional partners and the United Nations on the unrest in Haiti.