Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1117
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 07/16/2005

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05MUSCAT11172005-07-16 11:45:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 001117 
 
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: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 07/16/2005 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 131191 
     ¶B. MUSCAT 1104 
 
Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission William R. Stewart. 
Reason: 1.4(c). 
 
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Summary 
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¶1.  (SBU)  The Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) chaired a 
meeting of the Emergency Action Committee (EAC) on July 16 to 
review the Embassy's security posture following the local 
weekend.  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 Environment 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On July 16, the DCM chaired a meeting of the full 
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 continues to 
characterize as stable, then moved to a brief by the Regional 
Security Officer (RSO) on two potential surveillance 
incidents reported over the weekend (SIMAS #'s 73298 & 
73300).  Members of the EAC cited no security incidents among 
their staffs or family members over the weekend, while the 
Duty Officer confirmed that there were no reported security 
incidents or security-related queries from the private 
American citizen community.  The EAC noted no/no new threat 
reporting specific to Oman. 
 
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Terrorist Tactics and Sustained Vigilance 
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¶3.  (S/NF)  Prior to concluding the meeting, RSO led a review 
of reftel A, regarding recent reporting that suggests an 
increase in kidnapping threats against Western targets around 
the world.  In addition to confirming action on paragraph 7, 
RSO noted that such reporting serves as a vivid reminder that 
members of the EAC must continue reinforcing to both their 
staffs and family members the criticality of sustained 
vigilance regarding all aspects of personal security - to 
include maintaining a low profile, and remaining 
unpredictable and situationally aware. 
 
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EAC Conclusion 
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¶4.  (S/NF)  The EAC concluded that there have been no 
substantive changes in the local security environment since 
the last meeting held on July 13 (reftel B).  Accordingly, 
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.  DCM, P/E, MGT, RSO, ARSO, RMAS, PAO, DAO, OMC (USDR), 
ECA (USCENTAF), and Duty Officer participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE