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CNN’s Lynda Kinkade interviews Haiti Ambassador to the US after the assassination of Haiti President

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ANNA COREN FOR US IN KABUL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>> WELL, THE STATE OF SIEGE HAS BEEN DECLARED IN HAITI AFTER THE COUNTRY’S CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENT WAS ASSASSINATED. THE INTERIM PRIME MINISTER SAYS 53-YEAR-OLD JOVENEL MOISE WAS KILLED OVERNIGHT BY ATTACKER WHO IS STORMED HIS HOME. THE ACTING PRIME MINISTER SAYS THEY WERE, QUOTE, A HIGHLY TRAINED AND HEAVILY ARMED GROUP. HIS WIFE WAS SEVERELY INJURED IN THAT ATTACK. MR. MOISE TOOK OFFICE IN 2017. SOME SUBSEQUENT ELECTIONS WERE CANCELLED, AND CRITICS TOOK TO THE STREETS, CALLING FOR HIM TO GO. I WANT TO BRING IN HAITI’S AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S., WHO JOINS US LIVE VIA SKYPE FROM WASHINGTON. GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US, AMBASSADOR. >> IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE. >> WE ALL WOKE UP TO NEWS OF THIS ASSASSINATION OF HAITI’S PRESIDENT THIS MORNING. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT AND TELL US WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND. >> YOU KNOW, A SENSE OF SHOCK, BECAUSE I NEVER THOUGHT MY COUNTRY WOULD REACH THAT POINT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, AN INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING. I THOUGHT THAT KILLING A PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAPPEN SOMEWHERE ELSE, NOT IN HAITI EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THAT IN OUR PAST HISTORY IN THE 1900s. BUT WE THOUGHT WE WOULD CONTINUE TO DISCUSS, EVEN THOUGH OUR DISAGREEMENTS WENT ON. WE WERE TO SEE HOW WE CAN STRENGTHEN OUR DEFENSES THROUGH OFFICIAL MEANS. BUT KILLING A PRESIDENT. THAT WAS NEVER CROSSED MY MIND. >> AMBASSADOR, EARLIER THIS YEAR, OFFICIALS LOYAL TO THE PRESIDENT CLAIM THAT THEY HAD, INDEED, FOILED AN ATTEMPT TO MURDER THE PRESIDENT. POLICE ARRESTING SOME 23 PEOPLE, INCLUDING A SUPREME COURT JUDGE. THEY WERE ALL ACCUSED OF AN ATTEMPTED COUP. WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> THAT WAS SOMETHING WE DISCOVERED IN OUR SERVICE. THAT SHOWS YOU THERE HAVE BEEN THOSE PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN PLOTTED FOR SO LONG. BUT NOW WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US IS TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE A DEAD PRESIDENT AT OUR HANDS AND THINGS WE HAD NOT EXPECTED. NOW IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEE HOW WE CAN — THE CURRENT AUTHORITIES, THE CONTINENTAL WORK, CAN USE THIS MOMENT TO SEE HOW WE CAN HEAL THE NATION BECAUSE WE ARE SERIOUSLY DEVALUED, UNFORTUNATELY. >> THE PRESIDENT, OF COURSE, AMBASSADOR, HAD BEEN RULING BY DECREE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR. YOU ALREADY HAD THIS CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IN HAITI. WHAT ARE YOUR FEARS GOING FORWARD? WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO HAPPEN? >> IT IS AN ACT A PRESIDENT KNOWS. MOST OF OUR LEGAL BATTLES ARE FORMED WITH DECREES. NOW, WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE — I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT AT THE SAME TIME TO ASK AND TO REQUEST FROM OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS ASSISTANCE IN INVESTIGATING WHAT HAPPENED, TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE ILL n KILLERS AND BRING THEM TO JUSTICE. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO EVEN CONSIDER AND APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT MANY HEAD OF STATES AND HEAD OF THE MILITARY CONDEMNED WHAT HAPPENED. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO SEE HOW THEY CAN HELP WITH INVESTIGATING THAT HORRIBLE ACT. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO DECRY THAT BECAUSE THIS IS A THREAT. THEY KILL THE PRESIDENT OF HAITI TODAY, BUT IT IS A THREAT ON THE DEMOCRACY OF OUR REGION. SO, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US, FOR ALL OF US, TO CONSIDER HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE THINGS DO NOT REPEAT IN OUR REGION. SO, WE HOPEFULLY WE ARE OPEN TO RECEIVING TO HELP US INVESTIGATE WHAT OCCURRED LAST NIGHT. >> HAITI


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