Viewing cable 05MUSCAT778
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 05/14/2005

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05MUSCAT7782005-05-15 02:36:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 000778 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, NEA/EX, NEA/ARPI 
DEPT ALSO FOR DS/DSS/CC, DS/DSS/OSAC, CA/OCS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 05/14/2005 
 
REF: A. STATE 88240 
 
     ¶B. MUSCAT 0768 
 
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 full 
Emergency Action Committee (EAC) May 14 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 Environment 
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¶2.  (SBU)  On May 14, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of the 
full 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.  Likewise, the EAC noted no/no new 
threat reporting specific to Oman.  Members cited a quiet 
weekend with no security incidents, while CONS confirmed that 
there were no reported security incidents or security-related 
queries from the private American citizen community.  The EAC 
briefly discussed ref A and concluded that the story of 
alleged desecration of the Quran at Guantanamo Bay did not 
have any traction in Oman.  All members, however, agreed to 
remain watchful and immediately to report any change in the 
situation. 
 
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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 the local security environment since 
the last meeting held on May 11 (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, P/E, MGT, A/RSO, RMAS, CONS, PAO, MSG, DAO, 
OMC (USDR), and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE