Panama requested Tuesday an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council to consider the United States' "flagrant aggressions" against the Central American country.

Panamanian Ambassador to the United Nations Leonardo Kam made the request in a meeting with Soviet Ambassador Aleksandr Belonogov, current head of the 15-member Security Council.Kam said his government decided to seek the Security Council meeting after reports that former President Reagan last year approved U.S. support for a coup attempt against Panama's military strongman, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega.