Alan E. Eyre

Persian-speaking US State Department spokesman



Khebedin, We Can't just sit down, with our friends in the USA

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

This is because in politics the USA does not have any Friends.  They don't think that way, they just have alliances to meet certain needs and betray them from time to time as it serves them.

However, that being said it is important that the people of Iran and the People of America be friends, because on some level the people matter more than the governments and can help each other despite what the governments do.

Brian Appleton

Agree 100%

by Brian Appleton on

US administrations kept Mobarak in power 30 years. Egyptian people know this. Now US is going to be their friend? Who in region is US ally besides Israel? Saudi Arabia...not a democracy, most of the wealth, fewest people...not stable situation... There are 3000 US military bases worldwide to maintain the crumbling world order and American the world I want to live in, foreign policies should be in everyone's best interest not just US do the people benefit from the policies not just the puppets and the multinational corporations... since when do they care about human rights? Exactly!

Brian H. Appleton


Rasool Aryadust



by Mammad on

Could not agree more with you.

Having said that, Alan is a very good man. The problem is, as you said, he is not and will never be in the decision-making circle, because he is not in Israel.



makes me wonder

by azadi5 on

if we sound like this to them when we speak english :)


Why can't we sit down and

by Khebedin on

Why can't we sit down and work with the good guys in America?. Do we really have any better choice?. Aren't the americans better than others?. They are much better than others, all we need is to be clever and get them to be play with us a fair game.

My suggestion to America: You are on the right track. Iranian are very good friends, they only need to see you as a freind. 

Finally, I like this guy, he really knows how to talk gently with Iranias . He uses very good expression, expressions most Iranians like to hear and rlate to.  


Nader Vanaki

Again Bahmani is 100% Correct

by Nader Vanaki on

And I have to add that this guy will never be in the decision making circle of the policy on Iran.  The good ole boys who set the policies on Iran will never consult with likes of Alan Eyre because their tracking device works on dollars and cents rather than human values.


Bahmani you are 100% correct,

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

We are so screwed, going after peoples pride works and this nonsense about human rights goes against everything they did in bringing khomeini and supporting fundamentalists and terrorist groups under the table and in secrecy.


We are now getting lip service in our own language

by bahmani on

This is nothing other than a poorly package attempt to get into our pants.

The US has historically NOT been a defender of human rights in the Mid-East and N. Africa. counter to his claim that "this has not change". The host is correct to press him that this is a NEW policy.

The US has NEVER cared about the people of the regions, it has ONLY served it's interests, and now that it finds it's interests at risk if the people throw out the "friends" of the US, as they did with Egypt, it is scrambling to do what it thinks it is still good at, namely, selling.

This is just the latest selling technique. And for it to work it is going to have to sell more than just the new found concern for Human, now World Rights. It is going to have to change the image of the US as a serial Dis-Honest Broker.



by Delavar1 on

I am not misinformed. I know Japan doesn't have nuclear weapons; But you see the Islamist rapist republic can not be trusted whatsoever. This is a regime that actually rapes it's own citizens ( Not to mention the executions, stonings  and torture of political prisoners). Name a country in the world that the government actually rapes political prisoners.

Israel is an occupier, same as with many other countries. Even Russia is still occupying some countries ( i,e Chechnia). India is occupying Kashmir. btw, I am not here to defend Israel, America or any other country. It is just obsurd that everytime we talk about athrocities by the rapist Islamist govt in Iran, you and your likes change the subjent to Israel and America. Do you really call yourself Iranian? That is a shame that some Iranians still supprting the regime of terror in Iran.

Literary Critic

We undermine our own linguistic skills

by Literary Critic on

In general, educated Iranians are far better linguists than their counter parts among the latin based speaking languages. On a scale of 1 to 10, this fellow deserves 6/7 as far as Persian/Farsi is concerned whereas many of the people who have commented on this blog should easily score 8/9 if not higher when it comes to speaking English. Having said this, we should appreciate that this man has probably not spent a single day in Iran whereas most of us have lived in an English speaking country for more than 20 years. The credit goes to the comprehensive Farsi/Dari programme at the CIAU at Langley:

As for the Farsi skills of some of our commenters here, well, their words are their witness.


خوب، دیگه چی‌ می‌خواهید که ندارید؟


رئیس جمهورشون که مسلمونه و اسمش رو باباش گذاشت بعد از شهید کربلا، شاه عرب، امام حسین. وزیرشون هم که مثل بلبل فارسی صحبت میکنه.

حالا دوباره برو بیرون، دلقک ابله، عربده بکش مرگ بر آمریکا!

Artificial Intelligence

His Farsi is better than mine

by Artificial Intelligence on

Amazing how great he has mastered it. Kudos to him.



by alaaf on

You seem very ill-informed and uneducated on this subject. Japan has no nuclear weapons. They have nuclear technology which they use for producing electricity. And Japan has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel has hundreds of undeclared nuclear bombs and they haven't signed the NPT and still refuse to sign it. Israel keeps violating the international law and they're currently occupying Palestinian and Syrian land and U.N agrees with this. They massacred more than a thousand civilians in Gaza in 2008 and used White Phosphorous against civilians which is also illegal. And despite all of the things I mention above, they get a pat in the back and 3 billion dollars from U.S tax payers. You want to know why? Because Jews practically own the United States. All of U.S politicians, with the exception of Ron and Rand Paul, are bought and paid for by organised Jewry in America. And they obey their masters.                                                                                                                               Watch this:  //                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mohamad Reza Shah Pahlavi on who runs America's media and finance:   //

Hafez for Beginners

Embracing the non-self

by Hafez for Beginners on

Iranians embracing "Persian speakers" is deeper than just sucking up to them. Our culture revers the concept of leaving yourself. A person who has learned Persian this well, has had to do that. Hence the deep resonance. Yes, on a superficial level, it could be about worshiping the "farangi" - but there's a deeper cultural component. This "farangi" is honoring a process deep in our culture, embracing something non-self related. 

Afsaneh Mirfendereski - Washington, DC 



by Delavar1 on

So you are saying that since America is helping Israel and or some european countries financially then they should also help the telp the terrorist regime in Iran? ; And also because Europe / Israel and Japan have nuclear power then the rapist Islamist regime should have Nukes as well?

Are you then insnuating since America is helping those countries , it should also help terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and Hezbollah?

Besides why does the rapist terrorist Islamis regime that is killing the Iranians and raping them / stoning them in Evin Prison need foreign help? The terrorist regime already has enough to finance terrorist group s all aroud the world. the IRR is spending millions of dollars every year financing Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Anonymous Observer

Why is it that whenever a Westerner speaks Farsi

by Anonymous Observer on

he/she sounds Afghani? :-))


Barring his accent, his

by MM on

Barring his accent, his Farsi is better than me.  His expressions are priceless.


why are Iranians so stupid?

by asadabad on

You guys are just kissing his ### because he's white.  You hear one Westerner speak a little Persian and you're already on your knees.  The Iranian inferiority complex is alive and strong.  It was the welcoming attitude, stupidity, and subservient mentality of Iranians that led to the UKs plundering of Irans resources.  Now the US is working on the same project. 

Who cares if he speaks Persian?  He's a complete piece of ####.  He's no different than say, Wolfowitz, Cheney, or Gates.


He is smart and

by aziz on

great communicator. Once I complemented him on his Farsi language professioncy, his reply was: "hendooneh zir bagalam nedeh".

Hafez for Beginners


by Hafez for Beginners on

This man speaks perfect Persian. The "Estakh-forella" at 10:32 he yelps is priceless!! Very encouraging interview. 



Israel is a responsible country and Iran ain't.

by mahmoudg on

period.  The US will support Israel, because this is a democratic country and is responsible.  The Islamic Rapist Republic, will annihilate the region, if it sees its existance threatened. so it is simple for the US to decide to give 3 billion to Israel and nothing to Iran. 


They just don't get it.

by alaaf on

Eight years of bloody imposed war, thirty years of sanctions and demonisation and now this. This new approach aint fooling anyone. It's the U.S politician's blatant double standards that makes the average person distrust them. Israel has hundreds of undeclared nuclear bombs and instead of being handed sanctions, they get an annual 3 billion dollars of U.S tax payers and a pat in the back. Iran gets sanctions and threats for even trying to develop nuclear technology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This video is essential viewing: AIPAC: The Voice of America by Alan Lawson                                                                                                                                                                                                                              //


linguistically speaking - He is brilliant

by Fatollah on

come across very honest and insightful. He knows Iran and Iranian mentality, period.

Azarin Sadegh

How cute!

by Azarin Sadegh on

And impressive too!

"Miaan kalaame shoma shekar"? Wow...I hadn't heard this expression in 25 years...:-)

Jahanshah Javid

cheshme ma roshan

by Jahanshah Javid on

mobaarakeh eeshalla.