Viewing cable 04MUSCAT2047
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 11/27/2004

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04MUSCAT20472004-11-28 07:33:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 MUSCAT 002047 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT. FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/DSS/ITA, DS/DSS/CC, DS/OSAC, 
DS/IP/SPC/MSG, CA/OCS, NEA/EX, NEA/ARPI 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KMSG AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 11/27/2004 
 
REF: A. MUSCAT 2017 
 
     ¶B. SECSTATE 199800 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4(c). 
 
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Summary 
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¶1.  (SBU)  Summary: The Ambassador chaired a meeting of the 
core Emergency Action Committee November 27 to review both 
the Embassy's security posture following the local weekend 
and preparations for the U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball. 
Members of the EAC noted no new threat reporting specific to 
Oman, and concluded that there have been no substantive 
changes in the local security environment since the last 
meeting.  Accordingly, the EAC agreed that the Embassy's 
already heightened security posture and FPCON remain 
appropriate.  End Summary. 
 
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Security Environment 
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¶2.  (SBU)  The Ambassador chaired a meeting of the core 
Emergency Action Committee ("EAC") November 27 to review both 
the Embassy's security posture following the local weekend 
and preparations for the U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball. 
The meeting opened with a discussion on the local security 
situation, which the EAC continued to characterize as stable. 
 Likewise, the EAC noted no new threat reporting specific to 
Oman, and concurred that there have been no substantive 
changes in previously reported assessments of the security 
and threat environment.  Members of the EAC cited no security 
incidents among their staffs or family members over the 
weekend, and CONS confirmed that there were no security 
incidents or security-related queries from the private 
American citizen community. 
 
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USMC Birthday Ball 
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¶3.  (C)  Pursuant to reftel B, RSO led a review of security 
preparations for the 229th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball, 
to be held at the InterContinental Muscat on December 9. 
Security for the event will include extensive uniformed and 
plain-clothed Royal Oman Police (ROP) coverage in and around 
the venue, as well as EOD support and the enforcement of a no 
parking zone.  Surveillance Detection Unit assets will also 
provide support.  RSO staff and MSG personnel are scheduled 
to meet with the ROP's Special Task Force and 
InterContinental management on November 28. 
 
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Sustained Vigilance 
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¶4.  (SBU)  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. 
 
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EAC Conclusion 
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¶5.  (S/NF)  The EAC concluded that there has been no 
substantive change in the local security environment since 
the last meeting held on November 22 (reftel A), and that the 
Embassy's FPCON and already heightened security posture 
remain appropriate.  Nonetheless, the EAC remains acutely 
aware of the need to monitor both the regional and local 
security and threat environments, and is prepared to take the 
necessary countermeasures should changes to either occur. 
AMB, DCM, RSO, ARSO, RMAS, P/E, CONS, PAO, MGT, MSG, DAO, OMC 
(USDR), and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE