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Identifier
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03SANAA608
2003-03-28 12:26:00
SECRET
Embassy Sanaa
Cable title:  

TF1Z01: SANAA EAC MEETING MARCH 28

Tags:   ASEC  AMGT  PREL  PTER  CASC  YM  EAC  COUNTER  TERRORISM 
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						S E C R E T SANAA 000608 

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA, NEA/ARP, NEA/EX, S/CT, CA, DS/DSS,
DS/IP/NEA, DS/DSS/ITA, DS/ICI/PII, CENTCOM FOR POLAD

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/28/2013
TAGS: ASEC AMGT PREL PTER CASC YM EAC COUNTER TERRORISM
SUBJECT: TF1Z01: SANAA EAC MEETING MARCH 28

REF: A. SANAA 602


B. SANAA 605

Classified By: Ambassador Edmund J. Hull, for reasons 1.5 (b) and (d).



1. (S/NF) Begin Summary: The Ambassador convened an
Emergency Action Committee (EAC) meeting on March 28 at 1400
to assess Embassy posture in light of recent threat
information (refs). No demonstrations occurred after Friday
prayers. EAC recommended that Post request authorized
departure status because of developments in Iraq and the
negative public reaction in Yemen (request septel). EAC
decided to change posture to MoveSafe effective COB March 28.
Key offices and personnel represented at the meeting
included: AMB, DCM, POL/ECON, CONS, ADMIN, PD, RSO, ORCA,
OMC, SOC YEMEN, FPD and RMO. End Summary



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Threat Information;
No Demonstrations Held 3/28


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2. (C) ORCA briefed EAC on threat information (refs). No
demonstrations were held 3/28 as of 1530. MOI informed RSO
of an authorized demonstration 3/29 in Tahrir Square. CONS
will disseminate a warden message alerting the Amcit
community to avoid that area.

.

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Change to MoveSafe; Authorized Departure


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3. (C) EAC decided to go to MoveSafe posture effective
close of business March 28. EAC discussed authorized
departure and recommended Post request the change in status
to allow non-essential and dependents to leave Post should
they choose. Formal request will be submitted septel.
HULL