Viewing cable 05MUSCAT442
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 03/12/05

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05MUSCAT4422005-03-14 12:39:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 000442 
 
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 - 03/12/05 
 
REF: MUSCAT 0427 
 
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 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. 
 
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Local Security Situation 
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¶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 
to Oman. 
 
¶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. 
 
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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.  RSO 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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¶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. 
BALTIMORE