Russia's Putin suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with U.S.

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a Russia-U.S. deal on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium, a move that comes amid escalating tensions over Syria between Moscow and Washington.

Putin's decree released by the Kremlin cited Washington's "unfriendly actions" and the United States' inability to fulfil its obligations under the 2000 deal as reasons for the move.

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