The United States is determined to defeating the threat of the "terror-sponsoring regime in Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon," US Ambassador Dan Shapiro said Tuesday.

Speaking on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Shapiro passed on appreciation from Washington for Israel support following the attack. "Israel stood by us in hour darkest hour," the ambassador said, adding that "you can be sure" the US will stand by Israel.

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