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  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Dec 15, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    The Panamanian general assembly declaration

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Dec 15, 1989

    Pressure mounted on Bush. Bush declared that the U.S. would not negotiate with a drug trafficker and denied knowledge of Noriega's involvement with the drug trade prior to his February 1988 indictment, although Bush had met with Noriega while Director of the CIA and had been the Chair of the Task Force on Drugs while Vice President. On 15 December, the Panamanian general assembly passed a resolution declaring that a state of war existed between Panama and the United States