Viewing cable 04MUSCAT2200
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 12/18/2004

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04MUSCAT22002004-12-18 13:50:00 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 002200 
 
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 - 12/18/2004 
 
REF: A. MUSCAT 2195 
     ¶B. MUSCAT 1954 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4(c). 
 
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Summary 
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¶1.  (SBU)  The Ambassador chaired a meeting of the core 
Emergency Action Committee December 18 to review the 
Embassy's security posture following the local weekend. 
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)  On December 18, the Ambassador chaired a meeting 
of the core Emergency Action Committee ("EAC") to review the 
Embassy's security posture following the local weekend.  The 
meeting opened with a discussion of 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 environments.  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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Holiday Events, Services, and Vigilance 
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¶3.  (SBU)  The EAC reviewed the private and official events 
scheduled for the remainder of the holiday season, reporting 
no incidents among the events that have already taken place. 
RSO confirmed that a list of religious holiday services 
expected to have a significant American attendance will be 
forwarded to the Royal Oman Police (ROP) along with a request 
for enhanced security.  Again, the Ambassador emphasized that 
the holiday season, and its host of events, call for members 
of the EAC to continue reinforcing to both their staffs and 
family members the need to maintain their current level of 
vigilance regarding personal security practices.  Similarly, 
RSO reiterated the importance and effectiveness of 
immediately reporting suspicious activity or security-related 
incidents. 
 
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Trespassing Incident: Follow-Up 
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¶4.  (SBU)  RSO provided a follow-up to reftel B, regarding 
the November 5, 2004 criminal trespass of an Embassy 
residence by an Indian national.  RSO advised that on 
December 15, 2004, the trespasser, apprehended by the ROP 
following a call by the employee to Post One, was sentenced 
to one and a half months in prison, in addition to time 
served since the incident.  RSO will continue pursuing facts 
of the case, to include motive. 
 
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EAC Conclusion 
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¶5.  (S/NF)  The EAC concluded that there have been no 
substantive changes in the local security environment since 
the last meeting held on December 15 (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, A/DCM, RSO, ARSO, RMAS, P/E, CONS, MGT, DAO, OMC (USDR), 
and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE