Obama Offers Kenya President Support

ABC News' Jon Karl discusses the White House reaction to the attack and looming government shutdown.
1:42 | 09/23/13

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Let's get more on this from jon karl. The white house is following this closely because of the foenl tie to people here in the united states. That's right. The president called kenya's president and offered his condolences. More than that, he offered u.S. Support in trying to track down and bring the perpetrate tors justice. George this is seen here at the white house as more than a kenyan tragedy. It is a reminder of the ongoing terror threat and the fear is that that froup, al shabaab, could target next time u.S. Interests, whether they're here, a remote possibility, or abroad. And the white house dealing with multiple crises right now. Potentially a week away from a shutdown. We have seen this time and time again. I have to tell you, what is different this time is unlike previous shutdown showdowns, i see no science of conversations of negotiations on this. We're headed toward that deadline with no conversations between the republicans up on the hill and the democrats on the hill or at the white house. Could be the first comprehensive shutdown in 20 years. Meanwhile, potential for a breakthrough this week with iran. We haven't seen a u.S. President sit down with the head of state in iran since 1977, jimmy carter and the shah of iran. The new president of iran wants to talk. The white house says it wants to talk. It might happen in new york in the next couple of days. Let's get to the other top stories from josh.

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