Haiti urges UN to hold security council meet after president murdered

FILE PHOTO: Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during a news conference to provide information about the measures concerning coronavirus, at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's Prime Minister Claude Joseph urged the United Nations on Wednesday to hold a Security Council meeting on the Caribbean nation's situation as soon as possible following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise by gunmen at his home.

In a statement, Joseph called on the "international community to launch an investigation into the assassination and for the United Nations to hold a Security Council meeting".

(Reporting by Andre Paultre; Writing by Sarah Marsh, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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