Toyota Under Scanner for ISIS Links


Atlanta: Giant Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota is under the scanner of US Treasury as the it enquires how the terror has gotten hold of the automaker’s trucks shown in ISIS propaganda videos.

In a statement, Toyota said it is part of a broader U.S. Treasury inquiry looking more closely on how international supply chains and capital flow into the Middle East. The request of Toyota regarding their trucks was first reported by ABC News.

Toyota is “committed to complying fully with the laws and regulations of each country or region where we operate and require our dealers and distributors to do the same. We are supporting the U.S. Treasury Department’s broader inquiry into international supply chains and the flow of capital and goods in the Middle East,” Toyota spokesperson Ed Lewis told CNN.

Lewis said its impossible for any automaker to completely control how vehicles could be misappropriated, stolen or resold by independent third parties.

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