US President Barack Obama expressed solidarity Monday with Denmark and vowed to confront anti-Semitism and assaults on freedom of expression together with Copenhagen.
During a telephone call, Obama and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt "agreed on the need to work together to confront attacks on freedom of expression as well as against anti-Semitic violence," the White House said in a statement.
It said Obama offered his condolences for the victims and expressed "American solidarity with our Danish allies."
Obama also welcomed Denmark's participation in a three-day, high-level summit he is hosting this week to share best practices and agree on a plan of action to counter radicalization, recruitment and incitement to violence, the White House said.
A senior US official also confirmed that the FBI are helping Danish authorities probe the attacks, though the official declined to say what kind of help the US was providing.