Trump and his White House have increased attacks on leakers, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions even issuing an ominous warning to reporters that freedom of the press "is not unlimited".
"I can't talk about anything that's classified".
DOOCY: You have no reason to believe that's not accurate, though. "It's incredibly risky when things go out to the press like that".
Asked about the report Tuesday morning on Fox, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she couldn't comment on classified information, but "if that's in the newspaper, that's a shame".
In one fell swoop, Trump confirmed the story's authenticity, undermined Haley's cautious position, and essentially "put Americans in danger", exactly as she warns.
The Pentagon statement came following Seoul's request to increase the cap on payloads to 1,000kg, voiced by South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a telephone conversation with Trump on Monday, South Korean Yonhap news agency reports.
However, nearly every major news outlet in the USA reported about the UNSC's unanimously passed resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea.