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US pastor Terry Jones may push ahead with Koran burning

The anti-Muslim leader of a tiny US church said he was lied to and is rethinking his decision to cancel burning copies of the Koran to mark 9/11.

Pastor Terry Jones earlier backed off his threat to burn the Koran after he said he was promised that a planned Islamic centre and mosque would be moved away from New York's ground zero.

Muslim leaders denied there was such a deal.

Later outside his church he said the imam he thought he made the deal with "lied to us" about moving the mosque.

Mr Jones and Imam Muhammad Musri stood side by side in a news conference where the pastor said he would cancel tomorrow's event.

Mr Musri later said there was only an agreement for him and Mr Jones to travel to New York and meet tomorrow with the imam overseeing plans to build a mosque near ground zero.

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