The United States is skeptical that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will provide a full accounting of its nuclear programs, the White House said Wednesday.
"We still have not heard from the North Koreans as to when they will provide a complete and accurate declaration," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters.
On the DPRK's failure to keep its promise to fully declare its nuclear programs by the end of Dec. 31, 2007, Perino said, "We don't have any reason to believe that they won't, but we are skeptical, given the length of time it's taken."
Under an agreement reached in October at the six party talks, the DPRK agreed to disable its key nuclear facilities at the Yongbyon complex, and to declare all the other nuclear programs by the end of 2007.
U.S. officials reportedly said that they are ready to wait a short while for a full and complete declaration from Pyongyang.