In mid-December 1950, the United States discussed the terms of an agreement to end the Korean War.  The desired agreement would put an end to the fighting, provide assurances against its resumption and protect the future security of UNC forces.  The United States has requested the formation of a jointly agreed military ceasefire commission to oversee all agreements.  Both sides must agree to “stop the introduction of air, land or naval units or personnel in Korea… and not to increase the war equipment and equipment available in Korea.  The United States wanted to create a demilitarized zone about 32 km wide.  The proposed agreement would also address the issue of prisoners of war, which the United States believed should be exchanged one for one.  South Korea never signed the ceasefire agreement, with President Syngman Rhee refusing to accept power.   China normalized relations and signed a peace agreement with South Korea in 1992. In 1994, China withdrew from the Military Ceasefire Commission, leaving North Korea and the UN command essentially the only participants in the ceasefire agreement.   In 2011, South Korea declared that North Korea had violated the ceasefire 221 times.  On 28 April 1994, North Korea announced that it would cease to participate in the Military Ceasefire Commission, but would continue to communicate with Panmunjom through liaison officers and maintain the general conditions of the ceasefire. North Korea said it believed the U.S.
use of patriotic missiles in South Korea was over.   In October 1996, the UN Security Council, in a statement by the President of the Security Council, Honduras, called for the full maintenance of the ceasefire agreement until it was finally redemptive by a new peace mechanism. Among the favourable nations were the United States and the People`s Republic of China, two of the signatories to the state test, effectively refuting any indication that the ceasefire is no longer in force.  By the time the ceasefire was signed on 27 July 1953, the talks had already lasted two years, entangled in test issues such as the exchange of prisoners of war and the location of a demarcation line. The Korean War, which began on June 25, 1950, when the North Koreans invaded South Korea, officially ended on July 27, 1953. At 10 a.m.m in Panmunjom, unrecognized, U.S. Army Lt. General William K. Harrison, Jr., Senior Delegate, United Nations delegation; North Korea