United States and Russia agree to new nuke terms

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed an agreement Thursday to reduce the number of strategic nuclear weapons each country possesses.

Each country agreed to reduce the number of ready-to-use, long-range nuclear weapons to 1,550. Other areas of each country's nuclear stockpile is expected to be reduced, as well, according to The Washington Post.

The act by both countries showed that the diminishing relationship between the two is starting to get better, according to the BBC.

"We have got a document that fully maintains the balance of interests between Russia and the US. The main thing is that there are no victors or losers here," Medvedev said, according to the BBC.

Officials are saying that the reduction of nuclear arms between the two countries are hopefully going to deter other countries from becoming nuclear powers, according to The Washington Post.

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