Viewing cable 05VILNIUS711
Title: LONDON BOMBINGS: VILNIUS EMERGENCY ACTION MEETING

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05VILNIUS7112005-07-08 11:48:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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UNCLAS VILNIUS 000711 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR S/CT, EUR/EX, DS/IP/EUR, AND DS/IP/ITA 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: AMGT ASEC CASC PTER LH
SUBJECT: LONDON BOMBINGS: VILNIUS EMERGENCY ACTION MEETING 
 
REF: STATE 126209 
 
¶1. CDA chaired a meeting of the core EAC at OOB July 8 to 
review the Mission's security posture in the wake of the 
terrorist attacks in London.  RSO, DIA, ORA, MGT, CONS, 
POL, and PAS attended.  The EAC noted that that a group 
claiming responsibility for the bombings had indicated its 
intent to target Denmark and Italy for their support for 
the Global War on Terror (GWOT) in Iraq and Afghanistan, 
and that Lithuania fit this target selection criteria.  At 
the same time, after reviewing the available evidence, the 
EAC concluded that there was no increased terrorist threat 
to Lithuania or to the U.S. Mission in Vilnius at this 
time. 
 
¶2. The Embassy contacted Lithuanian authorities in the 
bombings immediate aftermath to ask if they were aware of 
any increased threat to the American Embassy or to 
Lithuania.  All responses were negative.  Lithuanian 
authorities know of no increased threat to the Embassy or 
to Lithuania.  The Embassy will continue to stay in contact 
with Lithuanian authorities to monitor any changes in the 
threat situation. 
 
¶3. The RSO has briefed the Local Guards, Surveillance 
Detection Team, and MSG's to increase their vigilance.  The 
Embassy has provided appropriate background information on 
the London bombings to Lithuanian authorities. 
 
¶4. A local newspaper reported that the Police Commissioner 
General has no reports of any terrorist threats in 
Lithuania.  As a precaution, he ordered increased Police 
vigilance of important locations, including foreign 
embassies.  This includes the American Embassy. 
 
¶5.  We anticipate no change in Lithuania's stalwart 
participation in the GWOT in Iraq, Afghanistan, and 
elsewhere as a result of the attacks.  The Commanding 
General of the Lithuanian Armed Forces told the press 
yesterday  "no terrorist acts will intimidate us or the 
international community.  Terror will not be tolerated. 
Neither NATO nor the international coalition will reduce 
their resolve to assist in establishing democracy in Iraq 
and Afghanistan." 
 
KELLY