North Korea has announced that it will no longer abide by the ceasefire at least six times, in 1994, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2013.    Wie Syngman Rhee north Korean leader Kim Il-sung also wanted complete unification. The North Korean side only slowly supported the ceasefire talks, and it was not until June 27, 1951 – seventeen days after the start of ceasefire talks – that it changed its slogan « push the enemy to the sea » to « push the enemy to the 38th parallel. »  North Korea has been under pressure from its allies, the People`s Republic of China and the Soviet Union, to support the ceasefire talks, whose support has been crucial to allow North Korea to continue the fighting. Article IV (paragraph 60) of the ceasefire agreement calls for a political conference to be held within three months of the signing of the agreement to « ensure the peaceful settlement of the Korean issue. »  In April 1954, a conference was held in Geneva, during which the three-month period was missed by six months. The conference focused on two separate conflicts: the conflict in Korea; and the conflict in Indochina. The United States, the USSR, France, China, North Korea and South Korea participated in discussions on the Korean conflict. The Korean Peninsula peace agreement was officially discussed at the conference by Chinese diplomat Zhou Enlai with U.S. Secretary of Defense John Foster Dulles, but no progress has been made.  The United States deliberately avoided discussing the « Korean Peninsula Peace Treaty, » despite criticism from other representatives at the conference on the negative attitude of the United States. The agreement also called for the establishment of the Military Ceasefire Commission (MAC) and other agencies to ensure the ceasefire.
The 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice in which neither side could claim victory. The Korean ceasefire agreement (Korean: ALES휴전협정, Chinese: 朝鲜停战协) is the ceasefire that led to a complete cessation of hostilities in the Korean War. It was signed by Lieutenant-General William Harrison Jr., who represented the United Nations Command (UNC), North Korean General Nam Il, who represents the Korean People`s Army (KPA) and the People`s Army of China (APV).  The ceasefire was signed on 27 July 1953 and was to « ensure a complete cessation of hostilities and all acts of armed violence in Korea until a definitive solution is found ».  Chinese and North Korean military commanders signed the agreement on the one hand, with the U.S.-led U.N. command signing on behalf of the international community.