wikileaks ico  Home papers ico  Cables mirror and Afghan War Diary privacy policy  Privacy
IdentifierCreatedClassificationOrigin
08COLOMBO167 2008-02-15 10:26:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Colombo
Cable title:  

02/15/2008, EAC MEETING REGARDING SECURITY

Tags:   ASEC PTER CASC 
pdf how-to read a cable
VZCZCXYZ0005
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLM #0167 0461026
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
R 151026Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7700
					  S E C R E T COLOMBO 000167 

SIPDIS

NOFORN
SIPDIS

DEPT. FOR DS, D, M, CA, S/CT, INR AND SA/INS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/15/2028
TAGS: ASEC PTER CASC
SUBJECT: 02/15/2008, EAC MEETING REGARDING SECURITY
ADVISORY -- AFTERMATH OF HIZBALLAH LEADER IMAD MUGHNIYEH'S
DEATH

REF: SECSTATE 15668

Classified By: Michael V. Perkins, Regional Security Officer,
reasons 1.4 (C, D)



1. (S/NF) Summary: In response to information provided
reftel, AmEmbassy Colombo convened a meeting of the core
Emergency Action Committee (EAC). The EAC concurred that the
death of the Hizballah leader was unlikely to affect Post's
security profile, and therefore the EAC felt that it was not
necessary to increase security measures or issue a Warden
message. End summary.



2. (S/NF) The core EAC met on February 15, 2008 to discuss
whether the death of Hizballah leader Imad Mughniyeh would
affect Post's security environment. The EAC took note of the
fact that there is no Israeli diplomatic presence in Sri
Lanka, nor is there a Hizballah presence. Moreover, Iran,
which is seeking to improve its diplomatic relations with Sri
Lanka, would be unlikely to allow Hizballah to threaten U.S.
interests even if Hizballah had a presence here. In light of
these facts, the EAC concluded that it was unlikely that
Mughniyeh's death would impact Post's security environment.
Therefore, the EAC felt that it was not necessary to increase
security measures, which are already stringent, or issue a
Warden message on the basis of this event.



3. (U) Post will continue to monitor the security
environment, and will report further developments, if any,
septel. POC for this message is RSO Michael V. Perkins, who
may be contacted at 94.11.249.8885, 94.11.249.8888 (MSG Post
1 after regular business hours), via email at
perkinsmv@state.gov (unclassified) or
perkinsmv@state.sgov.gov (classified).
BLAKE