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Canal Treaty Debate #498307

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 1978
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(Studio) Controversy over DeConcini reservation to Canal treaty mentioned. Potential effects on 2nd treaty vote noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Refusal of some Senators to vote for treaty without DeConcini amendment noted. [Senator George McGOVERN - can't support treaty with DeConcini reservation in it.] Senator James Abourezk's statement, resting his treaty vote on President Carter's position on natural gas, noted. [ABOUREZK - believes Carter has broken commitment to oppose deregulation and that secret energy mtgs. at White House are against Senator rules.] Details given on reports of probable compromise being negotiated; involved are statements released jointly last year by Carter and General Torrijos.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) Panamanians' reaction to controversy reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Panama) Details given with regard to Panamanians' opposition to treaty and to DeConcini reservation. [Former foreign minister Aquilino BOYD - says if Senator accepts DeConcini amendment, it amts. to rejection of treaty.] Minor demonstrations noted. Extent of issue as crisis for Torrijos outlined. Preference of Panamanians for 1903 treaty cited.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred;
Savitch, Jessica
Duration:
00:04:30

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