8 July, 2005
SUBJECT: EAC MEETING WELLINGTON
This record is a partial extract of the original cable.
The full text of the original cable is not available.
Classified By: David R.Burnett, DCM, Reason 1.4 (c)
1. (S) The Emergency Action Committee convened 1400 hrs local
time on July 8, 2005 to discuss security profile in light of
the London explosions. Embassies Wellington and Apia were
notified of the London explosions by the RSO in Canberra via
2. (U) Embassy Wellington has put the Local Guard Force and
Surveillance Detection team at heightened alert. Embassy
staff was also reminded to vary their routes and to report
any suspicious activity to the RSO's office. Post was
informed by host government that local police have been place
on increased visibility status. Embassy Wellington sent
condolences to the British High Commission.
3. (U) Embassy Wellington also discussed heightening security
measures with Consulate General Auckland. Consul General met
with the local guard force and SD team and encouraged them
raise their security vigilance in light of the bombings in
London. Consulate General staff was also reminded of
personal security policies and asked to take appropriate
security steps if confronted with suspicious activity.
Consulate General Auckland sent condolences to the British
Consulate in Auckland.
4. (U) Embassy Wellington discussed current security levels
with Embassy Apia. Charge Apia met with Embassy staff and
also spoke with Peace Corps Director regarding the bombings
in London. Charge also spoke with members of the American
community in Samoa. Local Guards were asked to increase
5. (SBU) EAC Wellington considers our existing security
procedures meets or exceeds the standards for the threat
levels in this region.