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Panama / Noriega / United States Role #115742

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) White House explanations for putting negotiations with Panama's general Manuel Noriega on hold reported Report introduced.

(DC: Lark McCarthy) US' case for possibly dropping drug chgs. against Noriega detailed. [On "This Wk.", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says US can't extradite Noriega.] [National security advisor Colin POWELL - says deal is on hold.] Elements in deal that are being discussed outlined on screen; President Eric Delvalle mentioned; scenes shown of Noriega. [On "This Wk.", Senator Sam NUNN - hopes for patience.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Stmts. from Nunn about Noriega situation detailed.

Donaldson, Sam;
McCarthy, Lark

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