North Korea has stated that the presence of a US aircraft carrier in the waters off their country is "worrisome."

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North Korea's army is on high alert in response to the "extremely worrisome" US deployment of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier group to the region, a North Korean official said.

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The carrier's arrival has caused a "huge negative splash to the regional situation," according to official news agency KCNA, citing a defense ministry spokesman.

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North Korea fired 10 ballistic missiles in less than two weeks, including two on Thursday into waters where the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier group had been deployed.

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The Navy's recent missile launches have been in response to the Carrier group's movements around the Korean Peninsula, which began in late September.

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The USS Ronald Reagan recently returned to the region after North Korea fired its first missile over Japan in five years.

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