Viewing cable 05MUSCAT545
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 04/02/2005

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05MUSCAT5452005-04-03 12:00:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 000545 
 
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 - 04/02/2005 
 
REF: MUSCAT 0533 
 
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 Emergency 
Action Committee (EAC) April 2 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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Security Situation 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On April 2, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of 
the 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.  Likewise, members cited no 
security incidents among their staffs or family members over 
the weekend, while CONS (Duty Officer) confirmed that there 
were no reported security incidents or security-related 
queries from the private American citizen community. 
 
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Sustained Vigilance 
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¶3.  (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 - to include maintaining a low profile and remaining 
unpredictable.  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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¶4.  (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 30 (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.  ABM, DCM, 
A/MGT, RSO, RMAS, PAO, CONS, MSG, DAO, OMC (USDR), and ECA 
(USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE