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Canal Treaty Debate #257283

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 1978
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(Studio) Controversy over DeConcini reservation to Canal treaty and possibility that treaty may not be accepted, either by Panama or Senator, detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on information learned that United States officials have been warned by Panamanian officials that Panama would reject DeConcini amendment, giving United States military intervention rights to keep Canal open. Sources' reports with regard to meeting between United States and Panamanian officials in Panama in March given; also noted is subsequent meeting among President Carter, State Department's Warren Christopher and Senator Dennis DeConcini, where 1st 2 men agreed to latter's amendment. DeConcini's statement on matter and White House response to controversy outlined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Panama City, Panama) Attitude in Panama toward DeConcini reservation, small demonstrations against it and General Omar Torrijos' position on issue examined. Films shown. Torrijos' statements to United States columnist in wkend. interview reported.

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David;
Jones, Phil

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