Article IV (paragraph 60) of the ceasefire agreement provides for the holding of a political conference within 3 months of the signing of the agreement in order to “guarantee a peaceful solution to the Korean question”.  In April 1954, a conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland, during which the three-month calendar was missed by 6 months. The conference focused on two distinct conflicts: the conflict in Korea; and the conflict in Indochina. The United States, the USSR, France, China, North Korea and South Korea participated in the talks on the conflict in Korea. The peace deal on the Korean Peninsula was formally discussed at the conference by Chinese diplomat Zhou Enlai with US Defense Secretary John Foster Dulles, but no progress was made.  The US deliberately avoided discussing the “Korean Peninsula Peace Treaty,” despite criticism from other representatives at the conference on the negative attitude of the US. At the start of a three-day summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang, the third meeting of the two in 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his meeting with Trump “has ensured geopolitical stability and he expects further progress in talks between his nation and Washington.”  Kim also attributed moon to making possible the “historic” summit between the US and the DPRK in Singapore.  On the third day of the Moon-Kim summit, the two heads of state and government made a joint statement announcing a joint bid agreement for the 2032 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, the joint statement announced that the two nations would now participate “together” in international competitions, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  In October 1996, in a statement by the President of the Security Council, Honduras, the UN Security Council urged that the ceasefire agreement be fully respected until it was replaced by a new peace mechanism.
Among the nations of approval were the United States and the People`s Republic of China, two of the signatories to the ceasefire, which effectively refuted any proposal that the ceasefire would no longer be in effect.  In 2011, South Korea said north Korea violated the ceasefire 221 times.  In July 1953, whether or not Eisenhower`s threats contributed to nuclear attacks, by July 1953, all parties to the conflict were ready to sign an agreement to end the bloodshed. The ceasefire signed on 27 July set up a committee of representatives from neutral countries to decide the fate of thousands of prisoners of war on both sides. It was eventually decided that prisoners of war could choose their own destiny – to stay where they were or return to their home countries. A new border was drawn between North and South Korea, giving South Korea additional territory and demilitarizing the zone between the two nations. The war claimed the lives of millions of Koreans and Chinese and more than 50,000 Americans. It was a frustrating war for the Americans, accustomed to forcing the unconditional surrender of their enemies.