World leaders have condemned Wednesday's terrorist attacks on three hotels in Jordan.
President Bush said on Thursday that the bombers "defile a great religion," and that the world has a duty to bring al-Qaida members to justice. He also visited the Jordanian embassy in Washington to sign a book of condolences for the victims.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States will offer any assistance it can to Jordan, adding she may visit the country during a Middle East trip this week.
The U.N. Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat terrorism, which it called a serious threat to international peace and security. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is to visit Amman Friday to meet King Abdullah.
The Arab League strongly condemned the attacks, and the Gulf Cooperation Council said such savage acts contravene religious and human values.
China, which lost three of its nationals in the bombings, offered its help to Jordan and the international community to fight terrorism.