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Prime Minister: Australia to Come to US Aid if North Korea Attacks

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and defence minister Marise Payne arrive for a briefing by Defence on North Korea in Canberra Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and defence minister Marise Payne arrive for a briefing by Defence on North Korea in Canberra
Dantel Valero | Agosto 13, 2017, 00:58

"If there is an attack on the United States by North Korea, then the ANZUS treaty will be invoked and Australia will come to the aid of the United States".

In 1951, Australia, New Zealand and the US signed the ANZUS Security Treaty Alliance, which was last invoked by the Australian government following the September 2001 terror attacks in the US.

"The war of words underscores both the American rejection of the idea of vulnerability to a nuclear-armed Kim and the increasing dangers of miscalculation that would accompany a North Korean capability to follow through on its past offensive threats to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon".

"We have an ANZUS agreement and if there is an attack on Australia or the United States, each of us will come to the other's aid", he told Melbourne radio station 3AW.

The escalating dispute took an unexpected turn Tuesday when Trump seemed to borrow from the North's arsenal of rhetoric and said it faced "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continued to threaten the U.S.

He has yet to respond yet and is in the midst of a 17-day vacation.

CBA has been under the hammer recently on alleged breaches of money-laundering and terror financing laws.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared Australia will join the conflict if North Korea attacks the United States.

Relations between Washington and Pyongyang have been tense for months, in the wake of the North's repeated missile tests, including two successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test launches in July.

North Korea says it is examining its operational plans for attacking Guam to contain U.S. bases there.

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This recalls unfortunate prime ministerial contributions such as Harold Holt's "all the way with LBJ" at the time of Vietnam, or John Howard's characterisation of Australia as America's "deputy sheriff" in the Asia-Pacific.

US President Donald Trump (left) with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York.

Pence also tweeted that the discussions had been successful.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale said Mr Trump was "unhinged and paranoid" and Australia should distance itself from the US alliance.

Geoffrey Barker wrote in 2015, "In fact the US commitment to ANZUS has never been as strong as the Australian commitment".

That sounds a little close to home.

President Trump says he's planning to add billions of dollars to the nation's antimissile programs.

"The people of our country are safe".

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