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Shocker: North Korea Misses Nuke Deadline

From those fans of nuclear proliferation at Reuters:

N.Korea misses nuclear declaration deadline: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea has missed a year-end deadline to provide a full account of its nuclear weapons program under a disarmament-for-aid deal, a U.S. official said on Monday.

“There has been no last-minute change,” said State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey after the target of midnight North Korean time 10 a.m EST(/1500 GMT) had passed.

The United States and allies South Korea and Japan had issued coordinated statements on Sunday lamenting the North’s failure to deliver the expected declaration.

“It’s unfortunate, but we are going to keep on working on this,” Casey told reporters. He said he expected consultations in the coming days among the six parties to the nuclear deal.

“The important thing is not whether we have the declaration by today,” said Casey. “The important thing is that we get a declaration that meets the requirement of the agreement, which means it needs to be full and complete.” …

It seems like we have heard this song before.

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