Pakistani Officials Criticize Defense Minister Over Nuclear Threat to Israel

North Korea is barred under UN resolutions from any use of ballistic missile technology, but Pyongyang has carried out several launches following its fourth nuclear test in January

The Times of Israel reports: Pakistani officials have criticized the country’s defense minister for tweeting a nuclear threat at Israel based on a fake news story.

On Friday, responding to a false online article claiming Israel’s former defense minister threatened a nuclear attack against Pakistan if it sends troops to Syria, Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif reminded Israel that “Pakistan is a nuclear state too.”

The minister was roundly criticized on social media for the move and Israel was forced to clarify in its own tweets that it never made any threats to Pakistan.

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