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Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, who has several times threatened to use nuclear weapons on neighboring India, threatened Israel on Friday night after a fake news report claimed Israel had threatened to nuke Pakistan.

The fake report, published on the AWD website, claimed Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) had said Israel would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons on Pakistan if Pakistan sent troops into Syria. The article also claimed former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) had threatened Pakistan last Tuesday following a reported deal between Pakistan and Syria.

"As far as we are concerned, that is a threat, if, by misfortune, they arrive in Syria, we will know what to do, we will destroy them with a nuclear attack," AWD "quoted" Ya'alon as saying.

Pakistan's Defense Ministry noted that Israel had "forgotten" about Pakistan's nuclear capabilities.

"Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh. Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too," Asif tweeted on Friday.

The Israeli Defense Ministry responded to the Pakistani tweet, reassuring Pakistan the reports were false and Israel has no intention of using nuclear weapons against their country.

Israel has never confirmed or denied owning nuclear weapons.