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Russia, India back legitimate trade ties with Iran - RIA cites joint statement

Russian President Putin and Indian Prime Minister Modi visit Zvezda shipyard accompanied by Rosneft Russian oil giant chief Sechin in Vladivostok

VLADIVOSTOK (Reuters) - Russia and India said on Wednesday they planed to continue legitimate economic and trade cooperation with Iran, the RIA news agency reported, citing a joint statement issued after talks between the two country's leaders.

The statement was released after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks at an economic forum in Vladivostok in Russia's Far East.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Tom Balmforth Editing by Andrew Osborn)