Either Iran fulfills the following, or it gets the “strongest sanctions in history”:
Since this is two more demands than the Austrian ultimatum to Serbia in 1914, and they are in principle unfulfillable anyway, why not go the full hog and make some further additions:
- Convert to Evangelical Christianity
- Host a gay pride parade in Tehran
- Accept Eritrean refugees from Israel
In other news, things have again been heating up in the Donbass, with an important bridge that lies on the main non-frontline road between Lugansk and Donetsk getting blown up by what were presumably Ukrainian special forces. At the start of this year, I said that if the Ukraine is to try for its version of Operation Storm, it would be best to do it on the eve of FIFA World Cup 2018.