Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1372
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 09/10/2005

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05MUSCAT13722005-09-11 13:22:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 001372 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, NEA/ARPI, AND NEA/EX 
DEPT ALSO FOR DS/DSS/OSAC, DS/DSS/CC, CA/OCS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 09/10/2005 
 
REF: A. MUSCAT 1363 
     ¶B. SECSTATE 165862 
 
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 Emergency 
Action Committee (EAC) on September 10 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 Situation 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On September 10, 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.  Members, 
including the Duty Officer, cited no security incidents among 
their staffs or family members over the weekend, while CONS 
confirmed that there were no reported security incidents 
involving the private American citizen community. 
 
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LESSONS LEARNED - FOLLOW-UP 
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¶3. (SBU)  RSO raised reftel B, regarding the follow-up to 
lessons learned from the December 2004 terrorist attack on 
U.S. Consulate General Jeddah.  Specifically, RSO reviewed 
actions taken in response to previous lessons learned 
reporting, and noted compliance with paragraph 7 "approved 
operational and procedural directives."  Each member of the 
EAC was provided with a copy of the follow-up report. 
 
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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 September 7 (reftel A). 
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, MGT, RSO (Duty 
Officer), ARSO, SIMO, PAO, CONS, MSG, DAO, and ECA (USCENTAF) 
participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE