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Porsche leaves Iran to support anti-nuclear initiative

This week, the United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) group and New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio both proudly announced that Porsche AG is pulling all of their operations out of Iran - supporting an effort to force Iran to put an end to their testing and production of nuclear weapon technology.

The statement by Porsche AG announcing that they were leaving Iran was plain and simple – declaring that Porsche is no longer engaged in any sort of business there, including ceasing new car sales and servicing of currently owned vehicle in the country. Porsche is the second global automaker to pull operations out of Iran after UANI and Bill De Blasio began requesting that these companies shut down their divisions doing business in Iran, joining Korean automaker Hyundai.

Now that Porsche and Hyundai have stopped doing business in Iran, there are 11 other automakers currently doing business there but UANI and Bill De Blasio plan to keep on these companies to pull out of Iran. Right now, Fiat, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota and Volvo are all still operating in Iran but with the rising pressure on these 11 companies to issue embargos on the country, we can expect this effort to continue until the Iranian nuclear program is put to rest.


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Ya, except they're not making or testing nuclear weapons. Woops.