Defense chief called pastor on Koran-burning plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates called a Christian pastor on Thursday to ask him not to proceed with plans to burn the Koran, which had drawn international condemnation, the Pentagon said.
Gates' call came before the announcement by Terry Jones, who heads the tiny Dove World Outreach Center church in the Florida university town of Gainesville, that he had decided to call off his plan.
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