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04SANAA589 2004-03-15 09:13:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Sanaa
Cable title:  

SANAA EAC MEETING - 13 MARCH 2004

Tags:   ASEC AMGT PREL PTER YM 
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					  S E C R E T SANAA 000589 

SIPDIS

NOFORN

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

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/13/2014
TAGS: ASEC AMGT PREL PTER YM
SUBJECT: SANAA EAC MEETING - 13 MARCH 2004

REF: A. GMP20040312000030


B. SANAA 521

C. SANAA 409

Classified By: Charge d'Affairs Alan G. Misenheimer, for reasons 1.5 (b
) and (d.)



1. (S/NF) CDA convened an EAC meeting on 3/13 to review
security conditions in light of the Abu-Hafs Al-Masri
Brigades statement, ref a. The statement claims
responsibility for the 3/11 Madrid bombings and calls for
attacks in Yemen. EAC agreed the statement does not warrant
any increase to Post's already stringent security measures.
Key offices and personnel represented included: AID, CDA,
CONS, DAO, FPD, MSG, OMC, ORCA, PD, POL/ECON, SOCE-Yemen, and
RSO.



2. (S/NF) ORCA said that there is no conclusive evidence
indicating that the Abu-Hafs al-Masri organization speaks for
al-Qaida. Turning to specific threats against Yemen, ORCA
stated that there were no known threats at this time. ORCA
added that after the aggressive counterterrorism operation in
Abyan (ref b) and the arrest of Abu Asim al-Makki, Yemen is
likely seen as a difficult place from which to stage attacks.



3. (S/NF) CDA reviewed what was known about the situation in
Abyan and said that he requested a meeting with MOI to seek
full information on status of USS Cole escapees.



4. (S/NF) CDA raised Sanaa's request for minor dependents to
return (ref c) to Post and asked if the EAC had anything to
add. The EAC remains unanimous in support of the request.
MISENHEIMER