President Obama's deputy national security adviser, Tony Blinken, said in an interview Friday morning that it is not the Obama Administration's "intention" to use military action without the approval of Congress.

Later, the administration clarified that it still believes President Obama has the right to take action on Syria, even without Congress, and that Blinken's comments should not be taken as an indication of what the president might do or not do.

In the interview on NPR, Blinken said it is "neither [the president's] desire nor intention to use that authority, absent Congress backing him.”