Viewing cable 05MUSCAT229
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 02/09/2005

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05MUSCAT2292005-02-09 12:23:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Muscat
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UNCLAS MUSCAT 000229 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
DEPT. FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, DS/DSS/CC, DS/DSS/OSAC, 
CA/OCS, NEA/EX, NEA/ARPI 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 02/09/2005 
 
REF: MUSCAT 0203 
 
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Summary 
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¶1.  (SBU)  The Ambassador chaired a meeting of the core 
Emergency Action Committee February 9 to reassess the 
Embassy's security posture prior to the local holiday 
weekend, as well as to discuss security for upcoming events. 
The Committee concluded that there has been no change in the 
local security environment since its last meeting held on 
February 5 (reftel), and that the Embassy's FPCON and already 
heightened security posture remain appropriate.  End Summary. 
 
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A Quiet Week 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On February 9, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of 
the core Emergency Action Committee ("EAC") to reassess the 
Embassy's security posture prior to the local holiday 
weekend, as well as to discuss security for upcoming events. 
Members of the EAC cited no security incidents relative to 
the visit of the USS Milius (reftel), or among their staffs 
or family members during the week.  Likewise, CONS confirmed 
that there were no security incidents or related queries from 
the private American citizen community.  ARSO commented that 
their Omani government counterparts continue to affirm their 
full control of the local security situation. 
 
¶3.  (SBU)  Members agreed that despite the relative calm, the 
EAC should continue reinforcing to both their staffs and 
family members the need for vigilance regarding personal 
security practices.  ARSO re-emphasized the importance of 
immediately reporting suspicious activity or security-related 
incidents, especially those involving suspected surveillance, 
to Post One. 
 
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Monitoring the Security Environment 
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¶4.  (SBU)  The EAC concluded that there has been no change in 
the local security environment since its last meeting held on 
February 5 (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 environments, and is prepared to 
take the necessary countermeasures should changes to either 
occur.  AMB, DCM, P/E, ARSO, OMC (USDR), CONS, DAO, MGT, and 
ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE