Viewing cable 04MUSCAT2017
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 11/22/2004

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04MUSCAT20172004-11-22 13:58:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 002017 
 
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 - 11/22/2004 
 
REF: MUSCAT 2009 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4(c). 
 
¶1. (U) The Ambassador chaired a meeting of the core Emergency 
Action Committee ("EAC") on November 22 to reassess the 
Embassy's security posture following the local holiday 
weekend and to discuss any possible security concerns 
relative to a series of upcoming Embassy and community 
events. 
 
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Upcoming Events and Local Security 
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¶2. (S/NF) The EAC reviewed the security implications for a 
number of upcoming Embassy-sponsored and community events to 
include the scheduled ship visits of the USS Juneau from 
11/28 - 12/02, USS The Sullivans from 12/7 - 12/13, USS Barry 
from 12/23 - 12/27, and the USS Underwood from 01/11 - 01/14; 
both the USMC Birthday Ball on 12/09 and The American 
International School's Tropical Ball on 12/02; and a popular 
craft bazaar sponsored by a local American women's 
organization on 11/26. The EAC concluded that there has been 
no change in the local security environment since its last 
meeting held on November 17 (reftel) and that the Embassy's 
FPCON (Bravo) and already heightened security posture remain 
appropriate.  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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Maintaining Personal Security 
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¶3. (S/NF) Members of the EAC cited no security incidents 
among their staffs or dependents over the extended holiday 
weekend.  Likewise, CONS confirmed that there were no 
security incidents or related queries from the private 
American citizen community.  Members agreed that despite the 
relative calm, the EAC should continue reinforcing to both 
their staffs and family members the need to maintain a low 
profile and to remain unpredictable.  RSO 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, 
CONS, P/E, RSO, ARSO, RMAS, OMC (USDR), DAO, MGT, and ECA 
(USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE