Anzus Treaty


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Anzus Treaty

(ăn`zəs), defense agreement signed in 1951 by Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The name Anzus is derived from the initials of the three signatory nations. As a result of the reestablishment of peace between Japan and the United States in 1951, Australia and New Zealand asked for a treaty making it clear that an attack on any of the three signatory countries would be considered an attack upon all. The pact became effective in 1952. New Zealand's 1985 refusal to allow U.S. nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed ships to enter its ports caused the United States to abrogate its ANZUS responsibilities toward New Zealand in 1986; New Zealand has not formally withdrawn from the alliance.
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Australia alliance under the ANZUS Treaty remains in full force and was enlarged to include cyber security at the 2011 AUSMIN meeting in San Francisco.
Bush jointly invoked the ANZUS Treaty for the first time on September 14, 2001.
In these circumstances, it seemed all the more imperative that New Zealand "should retain the ANZUS Treaty as a central guarantee of our security.
Any threat to New Zealand would also be a threat to Australia, invoking the ANZUS treaty, which remained in existence (there is no provision for its abrogation).
It was on Air Force Two, which had been provided to fly him to Hawaii on his way back to Australia, that the mutual protection provisions of the ANZUS treaty were invoked.
On September 10, 2001, Prime Minister Howard and I stood together at the Washington Naval Yard to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty.
And I was proud to present it to Prime Minister Howard when he came to Washington to mark the 50th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty.
The Australian Government and opposition share the view that Australia's security depends on firm ties with the United States, and the ANZUS Treaty enjoys broad bipartisan support.
In Australia, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said his government would consult with the US, as required by the 54-year-old ANZUS treaty, if a Chinese attack on Taiwan triggered an American military response.
As we stood together that morning, the Prime Minister and I could never have imagined that in less than 24 hours, America would come under attack, the ANZUS Treaty would soon be invoked for the first time, and in a matter of weeks, Australian and American troops would once again be fighting side-by-side in a global war to defend our freedom and way of life.
President George Bush jointly invoked the ANZUS Treaty for the first time on September 14, 2001.
Australia and New Zealand signed the ANZUS Treaty in 1951, which remains Australia's only formal security treaty alliance.