Daesh has expressed desire to take over Saudi Arabia, a US State Department report reads.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Daesh poses an increasing threat to Saudi Arabia and has the potential to destabilize that country, the US Department of State warned on Monday in a report assessing diplomatic security in Saudi Arabia.
“ISIS [Daesh] has potentially become a destabilizing factor with direct implications for the Kingdom’s security. ISIS has expressed its desire to take over the country,” the US Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) stated in the report.
Daesh has been most active in the wars in Syria and Iraq.
The report also warned that the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (also outlawed in Russia) remains a security concern, as it has not abandoned the goal of attacking the Saudi government and Western entities in the country.
Due to the presence of Daesh, al-Qaeda and other extremist groups, the State Department “has assessed Riyadh as being a high-threat location for terrorist activity…