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Panama / Noriega / United States Role #562350

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 21, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Mtg. of President Reagan and his advrs. to discuss problem of drug chgs. against Panama's general Manuel Noriega and how to remove him from power reported Report introduced.

(DC: Robin Lloyd) Mtg. with United States envoy Michael Kozak upon his return from Panama featured; latest negotiating position outlined on screen; role of hand-picked president Manuel Solis Palma mentioned. Opposition to deal from Vice President George Bush, Treasury Secretary James Baker and Attorney General Edwin Meese detailed. [On CNN's "Newsmaker Saturday", White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says matter not yet resolved, but Noriega will eventually leave.] Scenes shown of Noriega in Panama. [Ambassador to United States Juan SOSA - doubts negotiations can continue unless Noriega agrees to step down.] Kozak noted not planning to return to Panama now.

Chung, Connie;
Lloyd, Robin

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