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Foreign Relations Developments / Mideast / Canal Treaty Debate #53354

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 1978
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(Studio) New information learned about Panama Canal and Mideast reported Mideast news with regard to possible declaration of principles agreement by Israel and Egypt and Israeli defense minister Weizman's expected conference with President Anwar Sadat this wk. in Cairo.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cairo, Egypt) Details given on report by high sources concerning declaration of principles being worked out by Egypt, Israel and United States. Details noted. Possibility of Jordan's King Hussein conferring with Sadat on new agreement proposal and Palestinian issue reported.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(Studio) Upcoming Senate vote on 2nd section of Panama Canal treaty and controversy over amendment sponsored by Senator Dennis DeConcini that would give United States military intervention rights in order to keep Canal open detailed. Concerns of Panama and White House with regard to amendment noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Transcript of meeting between Panamanian ambassador Gabriel Lewis and president congress liaison officer Frank Moore quoted; notes transcribed on screen. Panama's request for White House to draft resolution for Senator in order to water down DeConcini amendment noted; Moore's denial today that he told Lewis there was such resolution in works reported Statements by Moore and Senators favoring treaty that there's no sentiment for watering down amendment cited. Senate floor debate between Senators Byrd and Allen reported; audio tape played. [ALLEN - asks why United States should enter into pact with Panama when it's not approved by Panamanians.] [BYRD - notes opposition in United States also, but thinks Senator should do what is best for United States.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Kays, Doreen;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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