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U.S. has no current plans to deploy military to Haiti -U.S. national security advisor – Metro US

U.S. has no current plans to deploy military to Haiti -U.S. national security advisor

Aftermath of a 7.2 magnitude quake in Les Cayes
Aftermath of a 7.2 magnitude quake in Les Cayes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has no current plans to deploy U.S. military personnel to Haiti after an earthquake that killed at least 1,400 people, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday.

Sullivan told reporters it was too early to gauge the impact of the earthquake on Haiti’s political process, and U.S. officials were in the process of assessing that.

He said the main focus now was getting a team from the U.S. Agency for International Development “out and active” to address the disaster, and that U.S. Coast Guard elements and U.S. Southern Command were providing logistical support for the emergency response.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Chris Reese)

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