S E C R E T MUSCAT 000442
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 - 03/12/05
REF: MUSCAT 0427
Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission William R. Stewart.
Â¶1. (SBU) The Deputy Chief of Mission chaired a meeting of
the core Emergency Action Committee March 12 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 FPCON remain appropriate. End Summary.
Local Security Situation
Â¶2. (SBU) On March 12, the Deputy Chief of Mission chaired a
meeting of the core 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/no new threat reporting specific
Â¶3. (SBU) Members cited no security incidents among their
staffs or family members over the weekend, while CONS
confirmed that there were no reported security incidents or
security-related queries from the private American citizen
community. Likewise, DAO noted no security incidents related
to the visit of the USS Thach (FFG 43), visiting Port Sultan
Qaboos from March 10-13.
Â¶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. RSO further re-emphasized the importance of
immediately reporting all suspicious activity or
security-related incidents to Post One.
Â¶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
March 9 (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. DCM, MGT,
RSO, ARSO, RMAS, CONS, MSG, DAO, OMC (USDR), and ECA
(USCENTAF) participated in the meeting.