Korean American National Coordinating Council, Inc.

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The nonprofit Korean American National Coordinating Council, Inc. is opposed to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. [1] They have "provided support to U.S. citizens for travel to Pyongyang."

Funding the Propagandist Ureuk Symphony Orchestra

The Korean American National Coordinating Council, Inc. was referred to by the National Review as a "a front group for the North Korean dictatorship." The author explains that the Korean American National Coordinating Council, Inc. funds the Ureuk Symphony Orchestra, which "plays “peace concerts” — and 'peace' is one of the slipperiest words in the entire dictionary."[2]

"As the [Wall Street Journal] reporters noted, 'musical performances in Manhattan, enemy territory, are particularly prized pieces of propaganda back home.' Yes, indeed. USO concerts in New York — which don’t make a ripple in New York — are splashed in North Korean state media as great national victories. Speaking of great national victories, Hu Jintao paid a visit to Washington in 2011. He was then the boss of the Chinese Communist Party. President Obama hosted him for a state dinner. Entertainment was provided by Lang Lang, the Chinese pianist. In addition to being a pianist, he is a party official: a vice-chairman of the All-China Youth Federation. As such, he is pledged to uphold and instill 'Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, and Jiang Zemin’s Three Represents.'"

Tax Evasion Charges

In August 2015, it was reported that the Korean American National Coordinating Council, Inc. was "...under investigation for tax evasion and political activities that violate U.S. tax laws." The article also revealed that the organization "expressed views sympathetic to the Pyongyang regime" and "previously has helped Americans travel to North Korea."[3]

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