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US says N.Korea has not met terms of nuclear deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - North Korea has not met its commitment to fully account for its nuclear activities by the end of 2007 under a disarmament agreement, the United States said on Sunday, urging Pyongyang to comply with its obligations.

North Korea, which tested a nuclear bomb in 2006, is facing an 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) Dec. 31 deadline to reveal details of its nuclear program under a disarmament-for-aid deal it reached with the United States, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea.

“It is unfortunate that North Korea has not yet met its commitments by providing a complete and correct declaration of its nuclear programs and slowing down the process of disablement,” State Department spokesman Tom Casey said in a statement.

“We urge North Korea to deliver a complete and correct declaration of all its nuclear weapons programs and nuclear weapons and proliferation activities and complete the agreed disablement,” Casey said.

U.S. and South Korean officials have called on North Korea to say how much plutonium it has produced -- about 110 pounds (50 kg) by U.S. estimates -- and answer U.S. suspicions of having a secret program to enrich uranium for weapons. (Reporting by Joanne Allen; editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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