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Governments Express Outrage, Promise Assistance After Egypt Bombings

The international community has condemned Saturday's deadly attacks in Egypt and called for unity in the battle against terrorism.

The United States said it will stand firmly with the people of Egypt at this time of mourning. In a statement issued Saturday, the White House called the attacks "barbaric." It said President Bush spoke by phone to President Mubarak and offered assistance to help Egypt bring those responsible to justice.

Still coping with the London bombings, British officials responded by calling Saturday's attacks another terrible terrorist atrocity. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw expressed his government's full support to Egypt's fight against terrorism.

Iraq's government called the acts "the cancer of terrorism that threatens the peace of the entire world." Jordan, Syria and Kuwait offered condolences and condemnation.

Iran also denounced the bombings, but urged Western nations to avoid blaming Muslims by imposing conditions on their communities.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.