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Sahar Sabet: Apple refused to sell me an iPad

22 June 2012 Last updated at 04:10 BST

A salesman at a US Apple store refused to sell an iPad to an Iranian-American woman after overhearing her speak Farsi, provoking a debate about the limits of Western sanctions against Tehran's rulers.

Sahar Sabet, whose native language is English, was speaking in Farsi to her uncle when she was overheard by a store employee.

He refused to sell her an iPad, citing "bad relations" between the US and Iran.

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