Reporter says John Kerry answered ‘Allah willing’ – in Arabic- when asked if nuke deal would happen

Courtesy of BizPac: 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:

Friend of colleague ran into @JohnKerry at chocolate shop tdy. She said friends in #Iran are looking forward to deal. He said ‘inshallah’

— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) March 27, 2015

“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:

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