noninterference noninterference  /ˌnɑn ˌɪn tər ˈfɪ rəns/


  • (n) a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes


  1. Any supervision of the programs of radiocasting stations was condemned and the Department of Commerce policy of noninterference recommended to be continued.
  2. The guerrillas also claim to be following a policy of electoral noninterference, but for different reasons.


  • Culprit in Syrian Chemical Attack Is Unclear, China Insists

    Clinging to a policy of noninterference, China said it opposed military action against Syria, and Western diplomats said it was likely to veto any Security Council resolution authorizing strikes.
    on August 29, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "We have also been calling for the noninterference of any foreign powers into Iraq," Aboul Gheit said. "That is something we would renew."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Ahmed Aboul Gheit Source: Forbes

  2. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told reporters the two sides must "stick to the principles of mutual respect and noninterference in each other's internal affairs."
    on May 20, 2009 By: Wen Jiabao Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs (blog)

  3. These and other significant shifts "suggest Beijing is rethinking its hard and fast policy of 'noninterference' in the internal affairs of states friendly to China" and its argument that sanctions are not an appropriate foreign policy tool,...
    on May 15, 2008 By: John Negroponte Source: USA Today

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