CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Attempt to oust Panamanian general Manuel Noriega reported failing. Reports introd.
(DC: Robert Schakne) President Reagan reported leaving Secretary of State George Shultz in United States to deal with Noriega issue. [SHULTZ - says deal fell apart.] [Undersecretary of State Michael ARMACOST - comments on Noriega's anxiety re: US.] [Ambassador Juan SOSA - says is disappointed.] [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - blames administration] Shultz reported refusing to comment on United States strategy. Dep. noted intimating coup d'etat in order.
(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Noriega's aides noted indicating that deal in place; negotiations discussed, sources quoted. Noriega reported addressing national assembly to discuss drug indictments in United States and using opportunity to portray himself as ntlist. hero.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Reagan quoted.