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Made In Iran - September 18, 2006
"Neither Chrysler nor any of its subsidiaries has engaged in, or authorized anyone else to engage in, any meetings or negotiations with any state-owned or other automobile companies in Iran," says DaimlerChrysler spokeswoman Ursula Mertzig-Stein.
Carmaker sued by kin of Argentine workers
Ursula Mertzig-Stein, a spokeswoman for DaimlerChrysler in Germany, declined comment on the lawsuit but noted that the company had established an outside commission to look into the disappearances of its workers.
Ursula Mertzig-Stein, a ...
Ursula Mertzig-Stein, a spokeswoman for Stuttgart-based Daimler, said that a small number of Daimler employees working out of an office in Baghdad will research what the car maker might be able to offer to help the country rebuild, and whether the company might be able to invest more broadly in Iraq.
"It is a first step to show that we have some optimism in Iraq getting back to normal," Mertzig-Stein
said Daimler plans to have the employees in place by the end of this year.
Mercedes in the Dock
When contacted by The Irish Times, Mercedes-Benz spokesperson Ursula Mertzig-Stein would not comment on the US case, as she had "heard of it only through the media".
She added that a complaint had not been served on DaimlerChrysler Germany.
She would only refer to the previous investigation, which concluded on December 8th, 2003.
Ford faces charges in Argentine probe
Ursula Mertzig, a spokeswoman for DaimlerChrysler in Germany, said the company was cooperating fully and was confident that no wrongdoing had occurred.
"We have no hint that our management was involved in the disappearance of the 14 workers, which we regret very much," she
During the 1980s, an investigation by the National Commission on Disappeared Persons
, a government body, found that abductions of workers occurred at Ford
, Mercedes-Benz and other factories owned by both Argentine and foreign interests, including shipyards, steel mills and pharmaceutical plants.
By some accounts, about half of the estimated 15,000 to 30,000 people who disappeared during the dictatorship were workers or union leaders.