I have been trying to know about the topic " UN a toothless tiger". I could only understand that due to the ineffective sanctions imposed by US on Iran, the former has earned the title of toothless tiger.
Can someone give me more insight on the topic....as in why it is called so? and is the reason mentioned above correct?
There are many issues here. Once a country has become the member of the UN, it has to sign some treaties and abide by some commonly agreed laws in order to protect the peace and harmony in the world. Now countries bypass the treaty in order to protect their vested interest in the matters of international conflicts.
UN has not been able to do anything in case of a stronger nation whereas the weaker nations are generally made to toe the line.
Some of the examples are that of Syria, Iraq and many more.
I am listing some links here, go through them and get back in case you need further help.A Toothless TigerIs the UN a Toothless TigerUN- a 'toothless' tiger??? | BMJTake Back Australia - UN is a toothless tiger.The United Nations Is Only A Toothless Tiger Burma Digest
You have to see examples of how it has been effective/ineffective against stronger/weaker nation in case of a conflict and take a stand accordingly.