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Iran's supreme leader issues ban on Samsung, LG appliances

Khamenei's directive came after the two South Korean giants were about to make a comeback into their lucrative Iranian market following their brief sanctions-triggered departure. 
A man enters a Samsung store on June 2, 2014 in Isfahan, Iran.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered a strict ban on the imports of South Korean-made home appliances, a directive that has renewed debates on his micromanagement of the Iranian economy.

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