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
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Ministry Building (Shahrbani Palace)
Agency overview
Formed1821
JurisdictionIslamic Republic of Iran
HeadquartersNational Garden, Tehran
Employees3,518 (2019)[1]
Annual budget25.5 billion Iranian Rial[2]
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 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

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]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ جزییات تعداد کارمندان دولت در سال ۹۷ Tasnim News
  2. ^ بودجه وزارت امورخارجه ۱۰۰۰ میلیارد تومان افزایش یافت
  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.