James Akins

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James Elmer Akins (born 1926 Ohio) was the US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1973 to 1975. He is also a fellow on the Iran Policy Committee [1] Curiously, he has also been involved with the If Americans Knew, an organization critical of Israel.

Akins is reported to have been sacked as US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, following his denunciation of a plan put forward for the US occupation of the Middle East in an article entitled "Seizing Arab Oil" [2] written by Henry Kissinger under a pseudonym. [3]

Articles by James Akins

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