United States had no advance notice of the #RiversideAttack

The United States continues to work closely with the Kenyan authorities to provide assistance in the aftermath of the January 15 DusitD2 Hotel terrorist attack.

Contrary to some false reports on social media, the United States had no advance notice of the attack, nor did we ever advise American citizens or our staff to avoid the DusitD2 prior to the incident.

We deplore the spread of false information in the wake of this tragedy, which only serves to hamper ongoing efforts to defeat terrorism.

We reiterate our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those who were killed in this craven attack and wish a quick recovery to those who were injured.  We stand shoulder to shoulder with Kenya.