NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 19, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Ed Rabel) Negotiations between Panama strongman Manuel Noriega and United States representatives about his stepping down from power and leaving cntry. reported; details given of meeting between Noriega and United States deputy assistant Secretary of State William Walker. United States reported dissatisfied with Noriega demands. [Opposition leader Aurelio BARRIA - says Panama needs solution soon.] Scenes shown of government patrols in city; nature of state of emergency defined. Panama's claim that US is waging undeclared war through economy pressure reported [BARRIA - explains need for general strike.] Possibility of lengthy crisis unless Noriega softens position noted.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) United States officials reported frustrated in dealings with Noriega. [Assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - says Noriega has to leave.] Noriega's position reviewed. [ABRAMS - says Noriega will have to realize he must depart.] Noriega reported willing to step down if he can stay in Panama, if US drug indictments are quashed and Manuel Solis Palma is named successor. State Department position noted; Attorney General Edwin Meese reported unwilling to let Noriega off hook on drug chgs. [On "One on One", White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - discusses issue of Noriega going to Spain.] Spanish Prime Min. Felipe Gonzalez reported repeating offer of asylum to Noriega. France reported rejecting idea of accepting Noriega; French President Francois Mitterrand mentioned. [Senator Dan QUAYLE, Representative Thomas FOLEY - discuss issue of getting Noriega out of Panama.] White House opposition to trade embargo against Panama reported
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