Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1206
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 07/30/2005

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05MUSCAT12062005-07-30 12:10:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 001206 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, NEA/ARPI, NEA/EX 
DEPT ALSO FOR DS/DSS/OSAC, DS/ICI/PII, DS/DSS/CC, 
DS/IP/OPO, CA/OCS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 07/30/2005 
 
REF: MUSCAT 1186 
 
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 Ambassador chaired a meeting of the full 
Emergency Action Committee (EAC) on July 30 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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Security Situation 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On July 30, the Ambassador 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 
continued to characterize as stable.  Likewise, the EAC noted 
no/no new threat reporting specific to Oman. 
 
¶3.  (SBU)  RSO did, however, discuss a July 29 incident in 
which an American female employee was followed by an unknown 
Omani male driving a late-model Mercedes shortly after 
departing the Embassy in her privately owned vehicle (SIMAS 
#74277).  RSO confirmed that the Royal Oman Police are 
actively investigating the incident, which they are initially 
assessing as a probable case of harassment.  Members, 
including Duty Officer, cited no other security incidents 
among their staffs or family members over the weekend, while 
CONS confirmed that there were no reported security incidents 
or security-related queries from the private American citizen 
community. 
 
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Reporting Incidents 
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¶4.  (SBU)  Prior to concluding the meeting, and referencing 
the incident outlined above, RSO asked all members of the EAC 
to once again remind their staffs and family members of the 
need to immediately report all suspicious activity or 
security-related incidents to Post One. 
 
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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 July 27 (reftel).  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.  AMB, DCM, P/E (Duty Officer), A/MGT, RSO, RMAS, CONS, 
MSG, DAO, OMC (USDR), and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the 
meeting. 
BALTIMORE