United Nations Security Council Meeting in Panama, Hearing Before the Subcommittees on Inter-American Affairs and International Organizations and Movements of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Panama Canal of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, First Session, April 3, 1973 [open pdf - 7MB]
This is the April 3, 1973 hearing titled "United Nations Security Council Meeting in Panama," held before the House Subcommittees on Inter-American Affairs and International Organizations and Movements of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Panama Canal of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. From the opening statement of Dante B. Fascell: "While the agenda for the U.N. Security Council session was 'Consideration of measures for the maintenance and strengthening of international peace and security in Latin America in conformity with provisions and principles of the charter,' the meeting actually focused primarily on United States-Panama relations and the future status of the Panama Canal. The meeting was climaxed by the United States casting of its third veto in the United Nations. Because the extraordinary session of the Security Council may have major implications for the United Nations system itself, for relations between the United States and Panama, and for the future of the Panama Canal, Chairmen Fraser, Leggett, and I agreed that this joint session would present a useful and constructive forum for receiving a report on the Panama meeting." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Martin F. Herz, John A. Scall, and David H. Ward.
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