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Russia's Putin signs law suspending INF disarmament treaty

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. Yuri Kadobnov/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (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.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; writing by Anastasia Teterevleva; Editing by Catherine Evans

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