Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iran)

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

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Persian: وزارت امور خارجه‎, romanizedVezārat-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 Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who was approved by the Parliament on 25 August 2021 after being nominated by the President.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
وزارت امور خارجه
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Flag of the Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Ministry Building (Shahrbani Palace)
Agency overview
FormedOctober 15, 1821; 200 years ago (1821-10-15) [1]
JurisdictionIslamic Republic of Iran
HeadquartersNational Garden, Tehran
Employees3,518 (2019)[2]
Annual budget31.4 billion Iranian Rial (2021) [3]
Minister responsible
Websitemfa.gov.ir

Ministers and officialsEdit

The first minister of foreign affairs of Iran was Mirza Abdulvahab Khan, who served from 1821 to 1823. The incumbent minister is Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who was appointed on 25 August 2021 to succeed Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The current officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are:

Assigned activitiesEdit

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.[4]

BuildingEdit

The building of the Ministry was completed in 1939.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "تاریخ وزارت امور خارجه ایران". Tebyan (in Persian). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  2. ^ جزییات تعداد کارمندان دولت در سال ۹۷ Tasnim News
  3. ^ "افزایش بودجه وزارت خارجه/ رشد ۷۶ درصدی اعتبارات دستگاه دیپلماسی". Mehr News (in Persian). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Iran's Rouhani shifts responsibility for nuclear talks". BBC. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Architecture. Pahlavi, before World War II". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 22 August 2013.