Russia has suspended the agreement with the US on nuclear development

Moscow has suspended a bilateral agreement with the US on cooperation in research and development in nuclear and energy spheres. An official order signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The reason for the decision in a document called the U.S. restrictions on cooperation with Russia in the field of nuclear energy.

According to the announcement, the agreement determined the direction of scientific-technical cooperation between Russia and USA on civilian nuclear energy, including provisions on nuclear safety, designing of nuclear power plants, innovative types of reactor fuel, the use of nuclear and radiation technologies in medicine and industry, the management of radioactive waste

The agreement between Moscow and Washington was signed on 16 September 2013 in Vienna.