he Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are closely monitoring events in Paris and are in contact with their counterparts in the region, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C Johnson said.
"As we do regularly, and out of an abundance of caution, DHS and the FBI are consulting with state and local law enforcement," Johnson said. "We are also in communication with relevant private sector organisations to advise them of what we know, and to hear from them about security precautions they may take," he said.
He, however said that there was no credible threat of a terrorist attack in the US. "At this time, we know of no specific or credible threats of an attack on the US homeland of the type that occurred in Paris tonight," Johnson said in a late night statement.
Noting that the attacks in Paris are not just attacks on the people of France, but attacks on all of humanity and the universal values, he said, "We stand together with the French people in the fight against terrorism and extremism."

US Defence Secretary, Ashton Carter, agreed. "This evening's horrific and barbaric attacks in Paris were more than an attack on the nation or people of France- they were an assault on our common human dignity," he said.
"As NATO allies, as leaders of the counter-ISIL coalition, as nations working shoulder to shoulder from West Africa to the Indian Ocean, the United States and France will only strengthen our resolve," Carter said.

Statements of condemnation continued pouring in from across the US. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said that the US must stand side-by-side every step of the way with France and its allies around the world to wage and win the struggle against terrorism and violent extremism.
"Even in this darkest night, Paris remains the City of Light. No terrorist attack will ever dim the spirit of the French people or our common commitment to the democratic values we share," Clinton said.

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