Viewing cable 05MUSCAT467
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 03/16/2005

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05MUSCAT4672005-03-16 12:26:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 000467 
 
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 - 03/16/2005 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 45093 
 
     ¶B. MUSCAT 0442 
 
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 core 
Emergency Action Committee March 16 to review the Embassy's 
security posture prior to 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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Security Environment 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On March 16, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of 
the core Emergency Action Committee ("EAC") to review the 
Embassy's security posture prior to the local weekend.  The 
meeting opened with a discussion of the local security 
situation, which the EAC continued to characterize as stable. 
 Likewise, members of the EAC noted no/no new threat 
reporting specific to Oman. 
 
¶3.  (U)  RSO briefed the EAC on the March 14 Middle East and 
North Africa Public Announcement (reftel A), updated to alert 
Americans to ongoing security concerns in the region.  RSO 
confirmed that the Public Announcement was  distributed via 
Consular Warden Message to both the official and private 
American citizen communities. 
 
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Sustained Vigilance 
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¶4.  (SBU)  Prior to concluding the meeting, and referencing 
the aforementioned Middle East and North Africa Public 
Announcement, RSO reiterated that 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 12 (reftel B).  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.  AMB, DCM, 
P/E, A/MGT, RSO, ARSO (Duty Officer), RMAS, DAO, OMC (USDR), 
and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE