Haiti requests UN troops after president’s assassination

HAVANA, July 9 (Reuters) – Haiti has requested the United Nations send troops to help secure the country, in particular key infrastructure, after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, according to a letter from the prime minister’s office to the UN offices in Haiti reviewed by Reuters.

The letter dated July 7 – the day Moise was shot dead in his home – said the aim was “to support the efforts of the national police aiming to restablish security and public order in the whole territory”.

The 15-member U.N. Security Council would need to authorize a deployment of U.N. peacekeepers or police to Haiti. (Reporting by Sarah Marsh Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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