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Panama / Noriega / United States Role #115798

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Collapse of talks between United States and Panama's general Manuel Noriega reported [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says United States offer to Noriega is no longer on table.] Terms of last offer outlined on screen. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says this is example of how not to conduct foreign policy.] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - discusses deal.] [SHULTZ - comments on issue of domestic policy affecting deal.] [Panama's ambassador to United States Juan SOSA - says Noriega is keeping country hostage.] [Vice President George BUSH, Attorney General Edwin MEESE - discuss future dealings with Noriega.] State Department's explanation of why Noriega rejected deal detailed.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Helsinki, Finland: Sam Donaldson) Possible impact of breakdown of Noriega deal on Reagan's mission to USSR reported; scenes shown of President and Nancy Reagan being greeted by Finnish President Mauno Koivisto. [REAGAN - says US policy towards Panama has not changed.] Need for new policy for US towards Noriega following summit noted.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Tom Schell) Panamanian response to collapse of US-Noriega deal reported; scenes shown of Noriega; details given of reasons for failure of deal.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Schell, Tom;
Serafin, Barry

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