White House: Haiti's Political Future Is Unclear
Following the trip of senior US officials to Haiti, White House Spokeswoman said, "What was clear about their trip is that there is a lack of clarity about the future of political leadership."
The White House said that senior US officials visiting Haiti failed to draw conclusions about what the future of political leadership in the country will look like.
This came today, Monday, during a daily press briefing by White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki, according to Reuters.
The White House announced earlier today that a delegation of US intelligence and security officials met yesterday with officials in Haiti, while the Caribbean country was reeling from the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
"What was clear about their trip is that there is a lack of clarity about the future of political leadership," Psaki said, describing the delegation's visit as “a reminder of how vital it is for Haiti's leaders to come together to chart a united path forward.”
Moise was shot dead, in the early hours of last Wednesday morning, at his home in Port-au-Prince, by what the Haitian authorities described as a commando unit consisting of 26 Colombians and two Haitian-Americans.
Today, local media reports quoted their own sources as saying that the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise admitted that they intended to capture him, not kill him.
The assassination of Moise plunged the troubled Caribbean nation into deeper political turmoil, given the uncertainty of who masterminded the plot, which is the latest in a succession of blows to an already ailing country.