Do you have a link referring to their statement reversal?
“Pentagon spokesman George Little also issued a statement Thursday in response to the developments on Capitol Hill.
In todays House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Department of Defense budget, a member of the committee read an unclassified passage in a classified report on North Koreas nuclear capabilities, he said.
While I cannot speak to all the details of a report that is classified in its entirety, it would be inaccurate to suggest that the North Korean regime has fully tested, developed, or demonstrated the kinds of nuclear capabilities referenced in the passage, Little said.
The United States continues to closely monitor the North Korean nuclear program and calls upon North Korea to honor its international obligations.
In South Korea, the semi-official news agency Yonhap headlined its story on the reported DIA assessment, N. Korea knows how to miniaturize nuclear bombs, U.S. military agency says.
South Korean defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok also called the assessment into doubt.
North Korea has conducted three nuclear tests, but it is still doubtful that North Korea has made a small, light warhead that can be mounted on a missile, he told a briefing.