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WH: No intel 'to contradict' ISIS role in Paris attack

The National Security Council said Saturday that it had no intelligence or information "to contradict" French intelligence regarding the Islamic State's role in Friday's deadly terrorist attack in Paris.

Members also told President Obama that, at the moment, there is "no credible threat" to the U.S. The NSC gave the assessment in a meeting with Obama before he departed for the G20 summit in Turkey.

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"The president's team briefed him on the latest intelligence surrounding the attacks, and — while noting that there was no specific or credible threat to the United States —reviewed our homeland security posture to ensure we are doing everything necessary to protect the American people," said the White House Press Office in a readout of the meeting.

"The president received a briefing on the active cooperation with our French counterparts on intelligence sharing and military action against ISIL, and reaffirmed that his team will remain in close contact with their French counterparts to be ready to provide any necessary assistance to French authorities as part of the investigation," the statement said, using the government's preferred acronym for the Islamic State. "The team reviewed the intelligence picture, noting that we had no information to contradict the initial French assessment of ISIL's responsibility."

The readout comes less than a day after Obama's initial comments on the attack Friday night, which left 129 dead and 350 injured in the attack on the French capital, during which he called it "an attack on all of humanity."

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