March 28, 2015 by
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Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly responded in a most unusual way to a reporter’s question Friday whether a nuclear arms deal could be reached with Iran before the March 31 deadline.
“Allah willing,” Kerry replied — in Arabic, according to Laura Rozen, a reporter covering the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Washington, D.C.-based online publication, Al-Monitor.
As news reached the public Friday that a deal may be forthcoming, Rozen tweeted:
“Inshallah” is Arabic for “Allah willing,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Rosen followed up a minute later with this tweet:
Rozen also retweeted a post from Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi that included a photo of Kerry:
Rosen’s tweets elicited a few replies on each end of the political spectrum. Here are a few examples: