Toyota Motor Corporation
According to an academic publication, the IRGC frequently uses Toyota Land Cruisers in their operations, mounting machine guns to the cars (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, April 15, 2008).
According to The New York Times, Toyota vehicle sales are managed by an independent Iranian company (The New York Times, March 12, 2010). However as a result of international pressure, the company announced in August 2010 that it was suspending its automotive exports to Iran, according to The Wall Street Journal (The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2010).
Last Updated: August 20, 2014