Viewing cable 05MUSCAT203
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 02/05/2005

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05MUSCAT2032005-02-06 04:56:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 000203 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT. FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, DS/DSS/CC, DS/DSS/OSAC, 
CA/OCS, NEA/EX, NEA/ARPI 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 02/05/2005 
 
REF: MUSCAT 0193 
 
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 February 5 to review the Embassy's security 
posture following the local weekend.  Members of the EAC 
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 FPCON remain appropriate.  End Summary. 
 
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Security Environment 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On February 5, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of 
the Emergency Action Committee ("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. 
 The EAC noted no new threat reporting specific to Oman. 
Likewise, the EAC cited no significant security incidents 
among their staffs or family members over the weekend, and 
CONS confirmed that there were no security incidents or 
security-related queries from the private American citizen 
community. 
 
¶3.  (SBU)  RSO raised security arrangements for events taking 
place during the visit of the USS Milius (DDG 69), scheduled 
to remain in Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, until February 9. 
Force protection for all U.S. military ship visits to Oman is 
coordinated with the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard. 
 
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Sustained Vigilance 
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¶4.  (SBU)  Prior to concluding the meeting, RSO 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, including the need to maintain a low profile and to 
remain unpredictable.  RSO further re-emphasized the 
importance of immediately reporting all suspicious activity 
or security-related incidents, especially those involving 
suspected surveillance, 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 previously reported assessments of the 
local security environment since the last meeting held on 
February 2 (reftel), and that the Embassy's FPCON and already 
heightened security posture remain appropriate.  Nonetheless, 
the EAC 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, MGT, RSO, ARSO, RMAS, P/E, PAO, 
IMO, ESO, CONS, MSG, DAO, OMC (USDR), and ECA (USCENTAF) 
participated in the meeting, which was followed by a meeting 
of the Counterintelligence Working Group. 
BALTIMORE