Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1064
Title: TFUK01: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 07/07/2005

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05MUSCAT10642005-07-07 15:55:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 001064 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, NEA/ARPI, NEA/EX 
DEPT ALSO FOR DS/DSS/CC, DS/DSS/OSAC, CA/OCS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: TFUK01: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 07/07/2005 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 126209 
     ¶B. SECSTATE 126055 
     ¶C. SECSTATE 125943 
     ¶D. DSCC/RSO TELCON DTD 07/07/2005 
     ¶E. MUSCAT 1058 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4(c). 
 
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Summary 
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¶1.  (SBU)  Pursuant to references A through D, the Ambassador 
chaired a meeting of the Emergency Action Committee (EAC) on 
July 7 to review the Embassy's security posture in light of 
the terrorist bombings that targeted London's transport 
system.  Members noted 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 force protection condition (FPCON) remain 
appropriate.  End Summary. 
 
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Local Security Situation 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On July 7, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of the 
core EAC to assess the Embassy's security posture in light of 
the apparent terrorist bombings that targeted London's 
transport system.  The meeting opened with a review of the 
known facts surrounding the bombings, then moved to a 
discussion of the local security situation. Members noted 
unique conditions in the Sultanate, such as no system of mass 
transit and a reduced number in the expatriate community 
during the summer season. The EAC continued to characterize 
the local security situation as stable.  Likewise, the EAC 
noted no/no new threat reporting specific to Oman.  Members, 
including Duty Officer, confirmed that there have been no 
security-related queries from the private American citizen 
community during the local weekend (Thursday-Friday). 
 
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EAC Conclusion 
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¶3.  (S/NF)  Despite the London bombings, the EAC concluded 
that there have been no changes in the local security 
environment since the last meeting held on July 6 (reftel E). 
 With the exception of additional local guard coverage at a 
July 7 event taking place at the Muscat Employee 
Association's recreation facility, members agreed that the 
Embassy's already heightened security posture and FPCON 
remain appropriate.  Embassy Muscat 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, MGT, PAO, DAO, OMC (USDR), ECA (USCENTAF), 
and Duty Officer participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE