The ceasefire agreements were clear (on Arab pressure) that they did not create lasting borders. The Israeli-Egyptian agreement states that «the ceasefire border must not be regarded as a political or territorial border and is demarcated, without prejudice to the rights, claims and positions of one of the parties to the ceasefire, with regard to the final resolution of the Palestinian question.» [1] In the Knesset, the then Minister of Foreign Affairs and future Prime Minister, Mosche Sharett, called the ceasefire lines «temporary borders» and the former international borders on which the ceasefire lines, with the exception of Jordan, were based, «natural borders». [13] Israel did not claim territories beyond these territories and proposed, with minor changes except in Gaza, as the basis for permanent political borders at the 1949 Lausanne conference. [14] In 2013, North Korea argued that the ceasefire should be a transitional measure and that North Korea had made a number of proposals to replace the ceasefire with a peace treaty, but that the United States had not reacted seriously. In addition, the Military Arms Control Commission and the NNSC have been effectively dismantled for a long time, which has paralyzed the ceasefire monitoring functions. North Korea believes that the annual U.S. and South Korean exercises provoke Key Resolve and Foal Eagle and threaten North Korea with nuclear weapons. [56] JoongAng Ilbo reported that U.S. nuclear-weapon ships participated in the exercise[57] and that the Pentagon publicly announced that the B-52 bombers that had flown over South Korea confirmed the U.S. «nuclear umbrella» for South Korea. [58] On January 6, 1949, Dr.

Ralph Bunche announced that Egypt had finally agreed to begin talks with Israel for a ceasefire. Discussions began on 12 January on the Greek island of Rhodes. Shortly after its launch, Israel accepted the release of a besieged Egyptian brigade in Faluja, but was quick to reach an agreement. [5] At the end of the month, the talks failed. Israel has asked Egypt to withdraw all its troops from the former Palestinian territory. [Citation required] Egypt insisted that, in accordance with Security Council Resolution S/1070 of 4 November 1948, Arab forces should withdraw from their positions on 14 October 1948 and withdraw from positions north of Majdal-Hebron Street. Among its 34 clauses, the ceasefire contained the following important points:[21] The new military borders for Israel, as defined in the agreements, contained about 78% of compulsory Palestine, as was the case after transjordan independence (now Jordan) in 1946.