"There is nothing in any act of terror that offers anything but death," Kerry told journalists in London following a meeting with Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir.

The US politician stressed that terror attacks would not "intimidate nation-states from protecting their citizens and continuing to provide real opportunity, education, jobs, possibilities of a future," and only strengthened resolve to defeat the group.

IS "have proven that they offer nothing, no alternative but their own destruction," he said.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir added: "We condemn the terrorist attacks that occurred in Jakarta.

"If anything it should strengthen our resolve to work effectively together to combat the scourge of terrorism," he said.

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