Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1578
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 10/19/2005

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05MUSCAT15782005-10-19 13:24:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Muscat
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UNCLAS MUSCAT 001578 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
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: N/A 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 10/19/2005 
 
REF: MUSCAT 1541 
 
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Summary 
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¶1.  (SBU)  The Ambassador chaired a meeting of the Emergency 
Action Committee (EAC) on October 19 to review the Embassy's 
security posture prior to 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 October 19, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of 
the core EAC to review the Embassy's security posture prior 
to 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. 
 
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Sustained Vigilance 
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¶3.  (SBU)  Prior to concluding the meeting, ARSO reiterated 
that, despite the relative calm, 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.  ARSO 
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.  (SBU)  The EAC concluded that there have been no 
substantive changes in the local security environment since 
the last meeting held on October 15 (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, ARSO (Duty Officer), PAO, CONS, DAO, 
OMC (USDR), and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE