Biden tells Haitians to 'come together'

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WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden called connected Monday (Jul 12) connected Haitians to "come together" and the White House said it had not ruled retired sending troops astatine Haiti's request.

"Political leaders request to travel together," Biden told reporters.

"The US stands acceptable to proceed to supply assistance and I'll person much for you arsenic we determination on," helium said, without giving details.

Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that a delegation of US instrumentality enforcement and nationalist information officials who visited Haiti connected Sunday noted the country's instability successful the aftermath of president Jovenel Moise's assassination.

"What was wide from their travel is that determination is simply a deficiency of clarity astir the aboriginal governmental leadership," Psaki said.

She said Haiti's petition for US troops to deploy and supply information was "still nether analysis".

Asked if the White House had ruled retired sending troops, she said "no".

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The US delegation representing the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, State Department and National Security Council met with apical Haitian officials, NSC spokeswoman Emily Horne said.

"The delegation reviewed the information of captious infrastructure with Haitian authorities officials and met with the Haitian National Police, who are starring the probe into the assassination," she said.

They besides met with apical Haitian governmental leaders, including interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph and Senate President Joseph Lambert, "to promote unfastened and constructive dialog to scope a governmental accord that tin alteration the state to clasp escaped and just elections".

Horne said the US squad expressed enactment for "the Haitian authorities arsenic it seeks justness successful this lawsuit and affirmed the United States' enactment for the radical of Haiti successful this challenging time".

According to Haitian authorities, a deed squad of 28 men - 26 Colombians and 2 US citizens - killed the president successful his home, besides injuring his wife.

So far, 17 suspects person been arrested, and astatine slightest 3 killed.

But nary motive is publically known and questions are swirling astir who mightiness person masterminded the assassination.

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