Viewing cable 04MUSCAT1943
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 11/03/2004

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04MUSCAT19432004-10-29 12:58:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 001943 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT. FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/DSS/ITA, DS/DSS/CC, DS/OSAC, 
CA/OCS, NEA/EX, NEA/ARPI 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 11/03/2004 
 
REF: A. MUSCAT 1912 
     ¶B. USDR DOHA DTG 291258Z OCT 04 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4(c). 
 
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SUMMARY 
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¶1. (S) The Ambassador chaired a meeting of the core Emergency 
Action Committee ("EAC") on November 3 to reassess the 
Embassy's security posture prior to the local weekend, to 
discuss any security implications following the death of 
United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Zayid bin Sultan 
al-Nahyan, and to re-evaluate the Embassy's Force Protection 
Condition in the wake of United States Defense Representative 
(USDR) Doha, Qatar's recent elevation from Bravo to Charlie 
(reftel B). 
 
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Response to the Death of UAE President Sheikh Zayed 
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¶2. (SBU) The EAC reviewed the passing of Sheikh Zayed and 
possible security implications in Oman.  The EAC determined 
that Zayid's death has little to no/no security implications 
for the Embassy. 
 
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Re-evaluation of Embassy's FPCON 
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¶3. (S/NF) The EAC re-assessed the Embassy's FPCON following 
USDR Doha's recent increase from Bravo to Charlie (reftel B). 
 The EAC concluded that Doha's actions are based on the 
recent threat reporting specific to Qatar and are not/not 
applicable to Oman.  The EAC concluded that there has been no 
change in the local security environment since the last 
meeting held on October 31 (reftel A), and that the Embassy's 
FPCON (Bravo) and already heightened security posture remain 
appropriate.  Likewise, members of the EAC cited no security 
incidents among their staffs or dependents during the week. 
CONS confirmed that there were no security incidents or 
related queries from the private American citizen community. 
RSO and RMAS affirmed that their Omani government 
counterparts continue to emphasize that they have control of 
the local security situation and are poised to respond to any 
imminent threat to American personnel or interests in Oman. 
 
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Remaining Vigilant 
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¶4. (S/NF) Prior to concluding the meeting, RSO reiterated 
that members of the EAC should continue reinforcing to both 
their staffs and family members the need for vigilance 
regarding all aspects of personal security, including the 
need to maintain a low profile and to remain unpredictable. 
RSO also re-emphasized the importance of immediately 
reporting suspicious activity or security-related incidents, 
especially those involving suspected surveillance, to Post 
One.  The EAC remains acutely aware of the need to monitor 
both the regional and local security environments, and is 
prepared to take the necessary countermeasures should changes 
to either occur.  AMB, DCM, A/RSO, RMAS, CONS, OMC (USDR), 
and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE