Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1511
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 10/09/2005

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05MUSCAT15112005-10-10 12:34:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 001511 
 
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 - 10/09/2005 
 
REF: MUSCAT 1498 
 
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 October 9 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 Environment 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On October 9, 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 cited 
no security incidents among their staffs or family members 
over the weekend, while CONS confirmed that there was one 
reported security-related query from a private American 
citizen. 
 
 
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Sustained Vigilance 
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¶3.  (SBU)  Prior to concluding the meeting, A/RSO reiterated 
that members of the EAC must continue reinforcing to both 
their staffs and family members the need for vigilance 
regarding all aspects of personal security - to include 
maintaining a low profile, and remaining unpredictable and 
situationally aware.  A/RSO further re-emphasized the 
importance of immediately reporting all suspicious activity 
or security-related incidents to Post One. 
 
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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 October 5 (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, A/MGT, A/RSO, SIMO, PAO, CONS, MSG, 
DAO, OMC (USDR), and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the 
meeting. 
BALTIMORE