Putin Signs Law Suspending INF Disarmament Treaty

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation suspending a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, according to the law published on Wednesday on an official government website.

The United States is set to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) on Aug. 2 citing Russia’s development of a missile that breaks the accord.