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Canal Treaty / Torrijos #53727

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
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(Studio) Growing confidence of Canal treaty supporters after recent victories in Senate noted. Panama's General Torrijos' reaction to Senator votes reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Senator Dennis DeConcini's vote for 1st part of treaty after inclusion in it of assurances that United States can protect ints. in Canal with military force noted. Reports cited that Torrijos has advised Organization of American States via letter of concerns about DeConcini condition. United States government's denial of recing. such letter and information learned that letter was written and details of it outlined. Outlook for treaty in light of Torrijos' position examined. Torrijos' claims of Senator provisions being violations of Organization of American States charter and Rio Pact noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry

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