Viewing cable 05MUSCAT683
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 04/24/2005

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05MUSCAT6832005-04-26 02:45:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 000683 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, DS/DSS/CC, CA/OCS, NEA/EX, 
NEA/ARPI 
DEPT ALSO FOR DS/DSS/OSAC, DS/ICI/CI, DS/OPO/FPD, DS/ICI/PII 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 04/24/2005 
 
REF: A. MUSCAT 0662 
 
     ¶B. MUSCAT 0648 
 
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 24 to review the Embassy's 
security posture following the local holiday 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 24, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of 
the full EAC to review the Embassy's security posture 
following the local holiday weekend.  The meeting opened with 
a discussion of the local security situation, which the EAC 
continued to characterize as stable.  Likewise, the EAC noted 
no/no new threat reporting specific to Oman.  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. 
 
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TAISM Surveillance Incident 
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¶3.  (SBU)  The EAC also reviewed the status of the Royal Oman 
Police's (ROP) investigation into the April 18 surveillance 
incident which occurred at The American International School 
of Muscat (reftels A and B).  RSO noted that he will meet 
with the ROP's Director General of Operations on April 25 to 
discuss progress on the case.  On a related note, RSO 
confirmed that his office will discuss local security 
concerns, e.g., the need to recognize and report suspected 
surveillance, with the six non-Department sponsored schools 
attended by American citizen students.  RSO staff will be 
visiting the six schools in conjunction with Phase III of the 
Overseas Schools Security Program. (CT13-0405-328-0782) 
 
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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 - 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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¶5.  (S/NF)  The EAC concluded that there have been no 
substantive changes in the local security environment since 
the last meeting held on March 20 (reftel A).  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, MGT, RSO, ARSO, RMAS, PAO, CONS, MSG, DAO, 
OMC (USDR), and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE