William Hague condemns Koran burning plan in United States
Plans by a small US church to burn the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 have been condemned by Foreign Secretary William Hague.
"I hope the individuals involved will think more carefully about it and desist", he said.
Pastor Terry Jones, who leads a congregation of 50 followers in the city of Gainesville, Florida, said burning copies of the book was a way of standing up to terrorism.
His plans have already drawn condemnation from the Vatican, Nato and Pakistan.
09 Sep 2010
- From the section UK Politics