Strait of Hormuz 0
1 August 2018

U.S. Central Command issued a statement noting that "we are aware of the increase in Iranian naval operations within the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman. We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways". The statement added that "we continue to advocate for all maritime forces to conform to international maritime customs, standards and laws". 

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