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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iran)

Iranian government ministry

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Coordinates: 35°41′15.22″N 51°25′2.26″E / 35.6875611°N 51.4172944°E / 35.6875611; 51.4172944

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
وزارت امور خارجه

Ministry Building (Shahrbani Palace)
Agency overview
JurisdictionIslamic Republic of Iran
HeadquartersNational Garden, Tehran
Employees3,518 (2019)[1]
Annual budget25.5 billion Iranian Rial[2]
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Persian: وزارت امور خارجهVezārat-e Omūr-e Khārejeh) is an Iranian government ministry headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is a member of cabinet. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs is Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was approved by the Parliament on 15 August 2013 after being nominated by the President.

Ministers and officials

The first minister of foreign affairs of Iran was Mirza Abdulvahab Khan, who served from 1821 to 1823. The incumbent minister is Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was appointed on 15 August 2013 to succeed Ali Akbar Salehi.

The current officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are:

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs — Mohammad Javad Zarif
  • Deputy for Political Affairs — Abbas Araghchi
  • Deputy for Legal & International Affairs — Mohsen Baharvand
  • Deputy for Economic Affairs — Gholam Reza Ansari
  • Deputy for Iranian Expatriates and Parliamentary Affairs — Hossein Jaberi Ansari
  • Deputy for Administrative and Financial Affairs — Hossein Panahi-Azar
  • Spokesman & Head of the Center for Public and Media Diplomacy — Abbas Mousavi
  • Head of the Center for International Education and Research — Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour
  • The Minister Special Assistance in Political Affairs — Ali-Asghar Khaji

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iran) Ministers and officials articles: 3

Assigned activities

Since 5 September 2013, the Ministry has been responsible for the negotiation of the Comprehensive agreement on Iranian nuclear program, which had previously been carried out by the Supreme National Security Council.[3]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iran) Assigned activities articles: 2


The building of the Ministry was completed in 1939.[4]

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