Pakistan Defence Minister Issues Nuke Warning To Israel – Based On Fake News Report

Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif fell for a fake news report alleging an Israeli nuclear threat against Pakistan – him to issue his own – real – threat.

A fake news story stated that the former Israeli Defence Minister said Israel would launch a nuclear strike on Pakistan if that country intervened in Syria.

That led to this tweet from Asif:

Only one problem: No Israeli Defence Minister – current or former – made a nuclear threat against Pakistan. Israel’s Ministry of Defence made that clear in their response:

Not a big confidence booster to see a nuclear armed power led astray by fake news. Let’s hope there’s a bit of fact checking in the nuclear launch process at least.

Asif did at least share this nice tweet on Christmas:

We live in interesting times.

Spencer Fernando