US Navy aircraft carriers operate off Korean Peninsula

Quotes from US President Donald Trump's Asian tour

Quotes from US President Donald Trump's Asian tour

He added that Trump showed his "true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability" on his "warmongering" visit.

Also on Saturday, the US and South Korean navies launched four days of joint drills off the east coast of South Korea.

The battle groups of the USS Ronald Reagan, the Theodore Roosevelt and the Nimitz will successively enter the exercise area during the drills that run until Tuesday in waters off South Korea's eastern coast, South Korea's joint chiefs of staff said.

"The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger", Trump said about North Korea during an address at South Korea's National Assembly in Seoul earlier this week.

A total of seven South Korean navy vessels, including Aegis-equipped warships, will participate in the drill, the statement said, to accompany 14 US naval warships.

"The strike force plans to conduct air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuvers, and other training", said a statement from the Navy's 7th Fleet, which is responsible for monitoring the Pacific including North Korea. The Aegis technology refers to missile tracking and guidance.

The North Korean spokesman, though, said nothing would strop Pyongyang from pursuing its nuclear weapons program.

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It is the first such USA triple-carrier drill in the region for a decade.

The U.S. carriers also participated in separate exercises with three Japanese destroyers on Sunday.

North Korea is not known to have tested any of its missiles or nuclear devices since September 15, a relative lull after a brisk series of tests earlier this year.

In a speech to the South Korean parliament on Wednesday, Trump warned Pyongyang not to underestimate the United States, while offering leader Kim Jong-Un a better future if he gives up his nuclear ambitions.

It also flew two new midrange missiles over Japan and threatened to launch them toward Guam, a US Pacific territory and military hub.

Trump threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea and also called Kim Jong-un as "Little Rocket Man", while North Korea denounced Trump as a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard".

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