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06MUSCAT217 2006-02-15 11:00:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 02/15/2006

Tags:   AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KSAC KHLS MU EAC 
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					  S E C R E T MUSCAT 000217 

SIPDIS

NOFORN

DEPARTMENT FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, NEA/ARPI, AND NEA/EX
DEPARTMENT ALSO FOR DS/DSS/OSAC, DS/DSS/CC, AND CA/OCS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KSAC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 02/15/2006

REF: MUSCAT 0191

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 DCM chaired a meeting of the core Emergency
Action Committee (EAC) on February 15 to review the Embassy's
security posture prior to the local holiday weekend. Members
noted no substantive changes in the local security
environment since the last meeting (reftel), and agreed that
the Embassy's already heightened security posture and force
protection condition (FPCON) remain appropriate. End Summary.



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Security Environment


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2. (SBU) On February 15, the DCM chaired a meeting of the
core EAC to review the Embassy's security posture prior to
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.



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Upcoming Events and Vigilance


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3. (SBU) The EAC also discussed upcoming holiday weekend
events, including a "Family Day" to be held at the Embassy,
and a community dinner that will be hosted by the Muscat
Employee Association. RSO confirmed that appropriate
security measures will be in place. In addition, ARSO
reminded all members of the EAC to continue reinforcing to
both their staffs and family members the need for vigilance
regarding all aspects of personal security over the holiday
weekend - to include maintaining a low profile, and remaining
unpredictable and situationally aware. ARSO 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 February 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. DCM, P/E, MGT, RSO, ARSO, SIMO, PAO, CONS, DAO, and
Duty Officer participated in the meeting.
BALTIMORE