Viewing cable 05MUSCAT35
Title: STATUS OF COUNTERTERRORISM CONVENTIONS

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05MUSCAT352005-01-05 15:14:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Muscat
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C O N F I D E N T I A L MUSCAT 000035 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR S/CT, IO, NEA/ARPI 
LONDON FOR GOLDRICH 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/05/2015 
TAGS: PTER PREL ASEC MU
SUBJECT: STATUS OF COUNTERTERRORISM CONVENTIONS 
 
REF: A. 04 MUSCAT 2269 
 
     ¶B. 04 STATE 269653 
 
Classified By: Michael Snowden, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission. 
Reason: 1.4 (b, d). 
 
¶1. (C) Following the Ambassador's December 27 conversation 
with the Foreign Minister (ref A), A/DCM reiterated the 
importance of Oman's ratifying the final two of twelve 
international counterterrorism conventions (ref B) in a 
January 5 meeting with MFA International Organizations 
Department Chief Ambassador Talib Miran al-Raisi.  In a 
slight change to the usual MFA talking point that the two 
conventions would be ready "soon," Talib Miran reported that 
the MFA's technical studies of the two texts were finished 
and that they had been forwarded to the Ministry of Legal 
Affairs for review.  "They are out of our hands," he said. 
 
¶2. (C) A/DCM pointed out that the G-8 Counterterrorism Action 
Group (CTAG) was going to focus on the Middle East region in 
its April meeting (according to the local UK Embassy), and 
that the resident G-8 Ambassadors would be strongly 
encouraging Oman's bringing the two outstanding conventions 
into force as soon as possible.  Noting that a collective G-8 
demarche on the Legal Affairs Minister could be in order, 
A/DCM urged the MFA's support in concluding Omani government 
action on the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing 
of Terrorism and the Convention of the Suppression of 
Terrorist Bombings. 
 
¶3. (SBU) The Embassy will report any further developments on 
these conventions, and share the substance of this 
conversation with interested G-8 embassies (particularly the 
UK as current CTAG chair). 
BALTIMORE