The interim government of Haiti formally requested from the United States and United Nations to send peacekeeping forces into the country to protect vital key infrastructure following the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise earlier this week.

“We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press (AP) in an interview Friday. “We believe our partners can assist the national police in resolving the situation.”

Haiti is currently in a state of turmoil and teeters closer to chaos.

Yet, the U.S. government rejected the request. “[There are] no plans to provide U.S. military assistance at this time,” a senior U.S. official said.