Russia's Putin signs law suspending INF disarmament treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation suspending a 1987 nuclear missile treaty.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation suspending a 1987 nuclear missile treaty.PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation suspending a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, according to the law published on Wednesday (July 3) 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.