Toyota halts exports to Iran indefinitely

Automaker aims to put pressure on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions

Toyota Motors announced Wednesday it’s halting shipments to Iran indefinitely following international moves to put financial and commercial pressure on Tehran to curb its nuclear ambitions. The world’s largest automaker made the decision in light of U.S. and United Nations sanctions slapped on Tehran in June. The move is largely symbolic, as Toyota exported just 222 vehicles to Iran in May of this year, and a similar number for all of 2008. Iran has consistently denied its atomic energy program is aimed at producing nuclear weapons.


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