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As Iran continues to move forward developing nuclear technology believed to be intended for military use by the United States and the United Nations, Toyota has announced that it will halt all shipments of vehicles into Iran – observing international sanctions.
Toyota’s announcement to halt the shipment of any vehicles to Iran was made from Tokyo by spokesman Keisuke Kirimoto, saying, “It is true Toyota has stopped exports of vehicles bound for Iran,” according to CNN. “We plan to continue to closely monitor this sensitive international situation.”
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Erm...if that was indeed in the sanctions how is the fact they're observing the sanctions news? Is every company observing the sanctions going to announce it as news? lol
Toyota exported about 4,000 cars to Iran in 2008 but the number dropped to 246 last year as the global financial crisis sapped demand in Iran.
“A major part of total exports to the UAE will be re-exported to Iran,” he said. “It’s difficult to find out the figure for Japanese products exported to Iran.”
Nonetheless, some Toyota cars sold by the manufacturer in Japan were shipped to free zones in the UAE before being re-exported to Iran with the car maker’s permission, said Morteza Masoumzadeh, the head of the Iranian Business Council in Dubai.
Originally posted by nh_ee
Looking at the news reports, They apparently are the vehicle of choice of the Taliban in Afghanistan.