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Cablegate: Tfiz01: Amman Sitrep 1 (3/20 1130 Local )

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UNCLAS AMMAN 001696

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR AMGT CASC CVIS IZ JO
SUBJECT: TFIZ01: AMMAN SITREP 1 (3/20 1130 LOCAL )

REF: AMMAN 1525

1. (SBU) As of 0545 local time (0345 GMT) Embassy Amman stood
up its Crisis Liaison Unit (CLU) which will serve a the
Embassy's central point of contact/clearinghouse for DoS
inquiries on all crisis-related issues. At 0600 local time
we notified the OpsCenter via phone that we are operational.
Contact numbers for the CLU are as follows:

STU-III: 962-6-592-7740

Unclassified lines: 962-6-592-0101, ext. 2366 or ext. 2599

SIPDIS

Unclassified FAX: 962-6-592-0159

SIPDIS

E-Mail: On the Classified system the address that appears in
the Global Address List is Amman-MSX-Crisis Liaison Unit."
On the Unclassified system the CLU's address in the Global
Address List is "Amman Crisis Liaison Unit."

2. (SBU) Embassy has gone to standfast. Only a skeleton
staff is at the Embassy and non-emergency American staff have
been instructed to remain in their homes. The Embassy
remains open for emergency American Citizen Services, but has
suspended visa and other routine public services for March
20, 2003. Current plans are to remain at standfast for 48
hours after which we will assess appropriate staffing levels
based on the local security environment.

GNEHM

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