NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1977
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(Studio) Confidential cable from United States embassy in Panama has been leaked and is now in hands of Senator Robert Dole, who opposes Canal treaty.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Dole takes cable before Senate Foreign Relations Committee; details of cable noted, saying that 1 Panamanian negotiator's interpretation of treaty different from Americans [DOLE - says it appears 2 different versions of treaty are being sold in United States and in Panama.] [Senator John GLENN - notes official interpretation of treaty has been asked of Panama government Says if every cable available is leaked and each rumor brought out and blown up, hearings won't end.] Glenn suggests Dole might have tried to get cable declassified or at least asked for executive session of committee However, even those senators favoring treaty agree it's important both sides agree on interpretation.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger
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