Saudi political analyst Ahmad Al-Rokban, the director-general of the media department at Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University, said in an interview that Iran is “the most dangerous country in this day and age.”

According to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Rokban told Iraqi Al-Ahd TV earlier this month that Israel is not the only “plundered.” From the Saudi perspective, Iran plunders Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Bahrain.

“I am talking about myself. In my view, the threat of Iran to me as a Saudi, based on its record and the incidents that took place even in Mecca and Medina… Well, yes. Iran is the most dangerous country in this day and age,” said Rokban.

The following is part of the transcript of the interview, according to MEMRI:

Interviewer: “You accept the help [of the Israelis] and are pleased about Bahrain doing the same, and this means that you are cooperating with them, one way or another.”

Al-Rokban: “We seek help even from the Americans, and from the Russians. They are all non-Muslims. Some of them occupy other countries. Russia is about to occupy Ukraine…”

Interviewer: “According to your logic, we should be hostile to Iran, but not to Israel…”

Al-Rokban: “I am talking about myself. In my view, the threat of Iran to me as a Saudi, based on its past record and the incidents that took place even in Mecca and Medina… Well, yes. Iran is absolutely the most dangerous country in this day and age.”

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