07TBILISI2778, TBILISI EMERGENCY ACTION COMMITTEE

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07TBILISI2778 2007-11-08 11:29 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

R 081129Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8132
INFO AMEMBASSY BAKU 
AMEMBASSY YEREVAN

UNCLAS TBILISI 002778 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR DS/IP/EUR, S/ES-O/CMS, DS/ITA/EUR 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC GG
SUBJECT: TBILISI EMERGENCY ACTION COMMITTEE 
 
1. (SBU) On November 2, 2007, Post convened the Emergency 
Action Committee (EAC) in response to threat information 
against Baku, to review our crisis preparedness status, and 
to discuss the implications for armed conflict between Russia 
and Georgia if and when the international community 
recognizes Kosovo as an independent nation in December 2007. 
In attendance were DCM, RSO, DAO, Legatt, Pol/Mil, MGT, 
Health Unit, Pol/Econ, PAO, CLO, USAID, PC, and CONS. 
 
2.  (SBU) In light of the terrorist threat information 
against the US Embassy Baku, the EAC determined that no known 
security implications for Tbilisi have resulted from come out 
of this matter.  Since Tbilisi is a possible receiving post 
for neighboring posts under drawdown, the EAC asked RSO to 
contact Baku and Yerevan to discuss that possibility so that 
Post, to the extent possible, could accommodate such a 
request. 
 
3.  (SBU) The EAC conducted a line by line review of the 
items recommended by the 2007 crisis management training to 
ensure everything had been addressed. They agreed that 
newly-arrived Incident Commanders and Floor Wardens should 
meet to discuss their roles and responsibilities.  RSO was 
tasked with sending a quarterly reminder to mission members 
to update contact information in the Emergency Action Plan. 
 
4.  (SBU) The EAC considered new locations for the alternate 
safe haven and command center.  Currently, Post maintains the 
alternate safe haven and command center in the USAID building 
in the former chancery.  USAID will relocate to the main 
chancery compound in 2008 so a new alternate safe haven and 
command center will soon be needed.  Although no final 
determinations were made, several locations, such as the 
Quality School International, were discussed.  The EAC agreed 
to consider alternate sites as they become known or available. 
 
5.  (SBU) The EAC revisited the issue of developing the 
capability of transmitting warden messages for US citizens in 
Georgia via commercial radio.  It was not yet determined if a 
dedicated frequency or borrowed air time from an established 
local station would be the best option, but the new PAO was 
briefed and was supportive of this initiative. 
TEFFT

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