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Panama-US Relations / Noriega #318379

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 08, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Reagan administration reported deciding Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega should resign. Assistant defense secretary Richard Armitage mentioned going to Panama to deliver message to Noriega. Panama-US relations discussed. [Central American consultant Ed KING - comments on Panama Canal and situation's difficulty.] United States noted cutting economy and military aid to Panama. Noriega reported allowing USSR planes landing rights and sending delegation to Libya to ask Muammar el Kadhafi for financial aid. Armitage meeting discussed; details given. [Former United States ambassador Ambler MOSS - says doubts Noriega will resign.] State Department officials quoted. [KING - comments on Panamanians' distrust of pols.] Noriega reported claiming United States visit was sign of support.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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