According to Historian Abbas Milani (who has released the Persian Volume of his best selling biography on the last Shah of Iran), the Shah made the following comment ( Persian Transcript Here
) to his court minister Assadollah Alam regarding the possibility of getting the Nobel Peace Prize :
"If they insist to give it to me, I may accept it ... although the Nobel Peace Prize has truly lost it's value ... they confer it to any "kako siah" these days ..."
NOTE: Kako Siah is a derogatory term in Persian refering to a black man ( but literally means "black brother") ... but it has been also associated to the popular and iconic figure of 'Hajji Firouz', a kind of court jester who announces the Persian New Year every spring equinox.
In Above Photo: A man dressed as Hajji Firouz is arrested by an Iranian Revolutionary guard as passers by look on (source ?, Location ?)