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Panama Canal / Republican Issue #42787

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan has said United States must keep control of Panama Canal.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dallas, Texas) April 10 film shown. [FORD - says United States won't give up its defense rights of canal and operational rights.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) White House spokesperson says Ford could have given more details.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Panama Canal) Negotiations with regard to canal are complex. Admin. position outlined in 8 principles, initialed by Henry Kissinger in 1973 and summarized by canal negotiator, Ellsworth Bunker. Some of principles noted.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) United States will have responsibility for operation and defense of canal during treaty's lifetime, maybe 30 years more. Ford didn't mean United States would never give up rights; only in 30 years
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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