NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 14, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Mtg. of Secretary of State George Shultz and aides to get talks with Panamanian general Manuel Noriega back on track reported Reagan administration reported still prepared to drop all drug chgs. against Noriega if he will step down. Opposition to this plan by administration officials Attorney General Edwin Meese, Customs chief William Von Raab, and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) admiral John Lawn described. [Panamanian ambassador Juan SOSA - opposes dropping drug chgs.] Call by State Department officials, NSC advisor Colin Powell and White House chief of staff Howard Baker for Reagan to continue negotiations with Noriega reported [BAKER - says we want Noriega out.]