Iran says imports of cars from the United States are authorized as long as they are produced by non-American brands.

Farhad Ehteshamzadeh, the president of Automobile Importers Union of Iran, was quoted by the domestic media as saying that he had made an inquiry to the same effect from the Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade.

The Ministry, Ehteshamzadeh emphasized, announced that only imports of cars that have been produced by American brands are banned.

He added that imports of American brands that have been produced in a third country are also forbidden, ISNA news agency reported.

Honda, Toyota, Volvo and BMW cars that had been imported in Iran from the US.

Ehteshamzadeh added that 500 Iranian citizens have imported non-American brands of automobiles, but the Iranian police still failed to register them. He expressed hope that the related institutions would take note of the announcement of the Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade and allow the cars to be registered for use in Iran.

ISNA had earlier reported that the police was failing to register Honda, Toyota, Volvo and BMW cars that had been imported in Iran from the US.

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