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 INF treaty: Putin signs decree on suspension by Russia
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INF treaty: Putin signs decree on suspension by Russia

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Moscow, Mar 4 : Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on suspension of Russia's participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the Kremlin press statement on Monday said.

"I order ... to suspend the implementation of the Treaty between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America on the elimination of their medium-range and shorter-range missiles from December 8, 1987 until the United States rectifies violations of its commitments under the said Treaty or until its termination," the decree said.

Russia announced last month it was suspending the treaty after the United States said it would withdraw because of violations by Moscow. Russia denies flouting the accord and has accused Washington of breaking the accord itself, allegations rejected by the United States. (UNI)