BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 10
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Production of Peugeot 405 GLX cars will be suspended starting from the third Iranian month (May 21) next year (begins March 21, 2020), Chairman of the Iranian National Standards Organization Nireh Pirouzbakht said, Trend reports citing Mehr news agency.
Pirouzbakht noted that the production of Pride cars will be suspended from the 5th Iranian month (July 22).
“If there is a demand, new cars will replace the cars the production of which was suspended,” the chairman added.
Pirouzbakht said that the production of other car types may be also suspended.
The chairman expressed hope that during the next six months the production of other car types will also be suspended.
“Iran ranks 3rd in the world in the field of standardization and, despite all problems, there are no restrictions in standardization,” Pirouzbakht added.
Iran has been discussing suspension of production of the two above mentioned car types for several months. Iranian traffic police say that most of the road accidents happened as a result of the two cars failing to meet the standards.
The US imposed sanctions against Iran last year and expanded the list of sanctions. In addition, the devaluation in Iran last summer caused many economic problems.