U.S. carrier to arrive in S. Korea for military drills: reports

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will make a port call in South Korea on Saturday to participate in a South Korea-U.S. joint naval exercise, Yonhap News Agency said Tuesday, citing a South Korean government source.

The maritime readiness drills, to be held over the weekend off the southern and eastern coasts of South Korea, follow a five-day U.S.-South Korean antisubmarine drill in the Yellow Sea.

Yonhap said the 97,000-ton Nimitz will make the port call in Busan and is expected to stay in South Korean waters for three days.

A U.S. military spokesman declined to confirm the report.