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Canal Treaty Debate #53390

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1978
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(Studio) Controversy surrounding 2nd part of Canal treaty and possibility that problems have been solved noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Panamanians' protest of DeConcini reservation to treaty and Senator protest of administration attempts to appease Panamanians reported Possible compromise stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Senator DeConcini's objections to original treaty, reservation to it and controversy about it outlined; Senator's meeting with deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher detailed. Reports that White House wants Senator to include in treaty statement of United States position on Panama's sovereignty stated. DeConcini's reaction to this proposal quoted; his prediction of treaty passage and warning of possible Panamanian objections noted.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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