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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 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.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
وزارت امور خارجه
Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Tehran.jpg
Ministry Building (Shahrbani Palace)
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Agency overview
Formed1821
JurisdictionIslamic Republic of Iran
HeadquartersNational Garden, Tehran
Minister responsible
Websitemfa.gov.ir

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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 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:

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.[3]

BuildingEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who is Baeidinejad?". Khabar Online. hypermedia. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  2. ^ Karami, Arash (28 April 2016). "Who's to blame for US seizure of $2 billion in Iranian assets?". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Iran's Rouhani shifts responsibility for nuclear talks". BBC. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Architecture. Pahlavi, before World War II". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 22 August 2013.

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