A fiery Florida pastor today called off his bonfire of Korans after claiming he had a deal that would move a controversial mosque away from the site of the 9/11 terror attacks — but the Muslim cleric planning the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” quickly denied to ABC News that he had agreed to move his project.

Pastor Terry Jones called the denial “very disturbing,” telling ABC News’ Terry Moran that assurances of a deal by Florida imam Muhammad Musri led him to drop his plan to burn Korans Saturday on the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks.