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unilateral

1. Law (of contracts, obligations, etc.) made by, affecting, or binding one party only and not involving the other party in reciprocal obligations
2. Botany having or designating parts situated or turned to one side of an axis
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Addressing a meeting participated by the Iranian professors and university students in New York on Saturday, President Rouhani termed sanctions (against independent nations) as "wrong and inhumane moves", and added that unilateralism is a wrong and meaningless approach that leads nowhere, while multilateralism and (constructive) interactions are the right and appropriate policies.
WJC Secretary-General Dan Diker raised the issue of Palestinian unilateralism at the United Nations with the French president.
The only difference is that the latter's unilateralism is aimed at advancing a peace agreement, while the former's is aimed at destroying it.
A parallel theme to unilateralism is policy hubris.
Therefore the troika was unanimous in telling the US that Pakistan would no more tolerate unilateralism in terms of covert operations and drone attacks, the sources added.
Israeli unilateralism is a call for immediate international recognition of the Palestinian state," Saeb Erekat said in a statement on Tuesday.
The three countries should end unilateralism in the world, he added.
AaAa Minister delegate in charge of the Moroccan expatriate, Mohamed Ameur, said at the closing session that the conference has allowed participants to agree on the need to strengthen partnerships and "ban unilateralism in addressing the impact of this global crisis.
Until US President Barack Obama explains what he means by "a new era of partnership" between his country and all others in treating the world's crises, his talk about returning to international cooperation in managing the world, compared to the failed unilateralism that began to stumble since the end of the first term of his predecessor, George Bush, is not a declaration of a new policy by his administration.
The president said discontent at perceived US unilateralism had fed "an almost reflexive anti-Americanism" that too often had served as an excuse for collective inaction.
And there is a kind of a unilateralism, in an undemocratic, unreachable way, to these signing statements that is the opposite of what we do here.
Khupe said the decision to move the meeting "reflects unilateralism, disrespect, contempt and refusal to recognise the reality and the letter of the global political agreement.

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