The United States announced the mission to protect merchant ships crossing the strait after Iran seized British-flagged Stena Impero and Panamanian-flagged MZ Riah on the street last month. Iranian media reported that the country seized another tanker in the Gulf on Sunday. The Millennium Challenge 2002 was a major war exercise conducted in 2002 by the United States Armed Forces. According to a 2012 article in the Christian Science Monitor, he simulated an attempt by Iran to close the strait. The assumptions and results were controversial. In this article, Iran`s strategy beats materially superior US forces.  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem and met with senior Israeli officials. During a joint press conference, Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed the normalization agreement between the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, stressing that “it is the alliance of moderates against radicals, against those who use violence and aggression to achieve their goals against those who think we can offer. a better future for our people through cooperation.” Foreign Minister Pompeo said, “We also have a more than 20-year security relationship with the UAE.
We will now continue to review this process to ensure that we provide them with the equipment they need to protect and defend their own people from the same threat from the Islamic Republic of Iran. We are deeply committed to doing what we can and we will do so in a way that also preserves our commitment to Israel. During his visit, Pompeo also met with the British foreign secretary and “discussed coordination to combat Iran`s destabilizing influence in the region.” In April 1959, Iran changed the legal status of the strait by widening its coastal sea to 12 nautical miles (22 km) and declaring that it would only recognize transit through an innocent passage through the new expanded area.  In July 1972, Oman also extended its coastal sea by decree to 12 nautical miles (22 km).  Thus, by mid-1972, the Strait of Hormuz was completely “closed” by the combined territorial waters of Iran and Oman. In the 1970s, neither Iran nor Oman attempted to impede the passage of warships through the strait, but in the 1980s, the two countries asserted different claims from customary (old) law. Following ratification of the Convention in August 1989, Oman submitted declarations confirming its 1981 Royal Decree that only innocent passages in its coastal sea were permitted. The statements also claimed that prior authorization was required before foreign warships managed to pass through Omani territorial waters.  Upon signing the agreement in December 1982, Iran made a declaration that “only states parties to the Convention have the right to exercise the contractual rights it creates,” including “the right of transit through straits used for international navigation.” In May 1993, Iran adopted a comprehensive Maritime Zones Law, several provisions of which conflict with the provisions of the Convention, including the requirement for warships, submarines and nuclear-powered vessels to obtain authorization before engaging in innocent passage through Iranian territorial waters. The United States does not recognize any of Oman`s and Iran`s claims and has challenged each of them.  Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo approved “the UAE`s proposed purchase of several advanced [defense] capabilities worth $23.37 billion” and said the decision was “in recognition of our growing relationship and the UAE`s need for advanced defense capabilities to defend itself and defend itself against the increase in Iranian threats.”