"The exercise is aimed at enhancing deterrence against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats and showing off preparedness to fend off any provocative acts by the North", a ministry spokesman said.
The three flattops are the USS Ronald Reagan, Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt.
Seoul, Nov 10 South Korean warships will take part in upcoming joint drills involving three U.S. aircraft carriers in a fresh show of force against North Korea, a Seoul military official said today.
The US warships will carry out air defense drills, sea surveillance, defensive air combat training and other training operations, the US Navy said.
"It makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that is good for the people of North Korea and for the world", Trump told media at a news conference following a summit with South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.
The leaders of South Korea and China on Saturday reaffirmed their joint efforts to peacefully resolve North Korea's nuclear problem in a summit highlighting the recent normalization of bilateral ties estranged by the deployment of a US missile defense system in South Korea.
Bong Young-shik, an expert on regional relations at South Korea's Yonsei University, said: "China's economic retaliation only pushed Korea closer into the trilateral alliance between Japan and the US".
During talks in Beijing Thursday, Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work hard and act fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, warning that "time is quickly running out".
"China insists on the implementation of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, maintaining peace and stability on the Peninsula, and resolving the existing problems through dialogue and consultation", said the Chinese leader.
The writers argue that China never intended the informal sanctions it slapped on South Korea after the deployment of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) antimissile system to be long term.
The agreement is a positive move for relations in the region, however it is likely to spark a fire under North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un - who viewed China as its only ally in his self-inflicted war of words with the South Korea "puppet force" and the US.