United States aircraft supercarrier USS Nimitz. AP Photo.
TEMPO.CO, Seoul - A United States naval strike group led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived in South Korea for a joint naval exercises. The exercise is predicted to receive a strong response by North Korea.
The aircraft carrier docked on Saturday, May 11, at the southeastern port city of Busan, and will stay there for three days to participate in US-South Korea joint military exercises. The Nimitz also brought a guided missile destroyers and a guided cruiser missile .
A United States Navy press release stated that the group "will conduct exercises and port visits to improve maritime partnerships and to promote peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region along with its allies."
Previously, North Korea calls US-South Korea annual joint exercises as an invasion, and threaten to perform massive strike if the exercise breaches North Korea's territory.