Viewing cable 05MUSCAT584
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 04/09/2005

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05MUSCAT5842005-04-10 02:54:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 000584 
 
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 - 04/09/2005 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 065384 
 
     ¶B. MUSCAT 0576 
 
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 Emergency Action Committee (EAC) April 9 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 9, the Deputy Chief of Mission 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.  Members noted no/no new 
threat reporting specific to Oman.  Likewise, the EAC cited 
no security incidents among their staffs or family members 
over the weekend, with no reported security incidents or 
security-related queries from the private American citizen 
community. 
 
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Events 
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¶3.  (SBU)  The EAC reviewed upcoming events, to include 
visits by Ambassador Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary of 
State for Consular Affairs, from April 8-10, and the USS 
Bunker Hill (CG 52) to Port Sultan Qaboos, from April 12-16. 
Security for the visits is being coordinated with the Royal 
Oman Police (ROP) and ROP Coast Guard, respectively. 
 
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Terrorist Tactics/Sustained Vigilance 
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¶4.  (S/NF)  Prior to concluding the meeting, RSO led a review 
of reftel A, addressing how a facility's security posture 
impacts terrorist target selection and attack execution. 
Noting applicability of the paragraph on "altering the 
security posture" to personal security practices, RSO 
reiterated that members of the EAC must continue reinforcing 
to both their staffs and family members the need to avoid 
predictable patterns.  RSO further re-emphasized the 
importance of immediately reporting all suspicious activity 
or security-related incidents to Post One. 
 
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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 
April 6 (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.  DCM, MGT, 
P/E, RSO, RMAS, PAO, MSG, OMC (USDR), and ECA (USCENTAF) 
participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE