Ministry of Interior (Iran)

The Ministry of Interior (Persian: وزارت کشور, Vâzart-e Kâshvar) of the Islamic Republic of Iran is in charge of performing, supervising and reporting elections, policing, and other responsibilities related to an interior ministry.

Ministry of Interior
وزارت کشور
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Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of the Islamic Republic of Iran
HeadquartersToopkhaneh, Tehran
Employees31,188 (2019)[1]
Minister responsible
WebsiteOfficial Website
The former minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli (right), and his predecessor, Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar


  • To provide and protect domestic security and establishment of peace and order across the country and coordination between intelligence, disciplinary, and military organs and protecting borders
  • To manage police affairs
  • To make an effort to achieve and develop political and social freedoms according to the constitution and other laws of the country and providing sustainable political and social development and promotion of public participation
  • To protect and preserve the achievements of I.R. of Iran through public participations
  • To provide conditions of appropriate practice of political and nongovernmental parties and formations and supervision on their activities
  • To guide, lead and support of Islamic councils and supervision on their activities
  • To establish desirable discipline in national divisions
  • To coordinate and lead province governor generals to fulfill general policies and governmental plans
  • To make policy, lead and supervise on affairs related to foreign nationals and emigrants
  • To implement general policies of the government in order to make progress in social , economical and developmental plans
  • To plan for elections affairs
  • To coordinate for development of rural and urban development affairs and technical- executive guidance and support of municipalities and rural districts managers and supervision on execution of rules and regulations thereto
  • To plan and manage to overcome crises resulted from natural disasters and unforeseen accidents
  • To identify Iranian identities
  • To supervise and manage affairs of regions across the country by governor generals, governors, governors of districts and rural district managers[2]

Ministers of Interior since 1979Edit

No. Portrait Name Took office Left office Party Head of government
1   Ahmad Sayyed Javadi 13 February 1979 20 June 1979 Freedom Movement of Iran Mehdi Bazargan
2   Hashem Sabbaghian 20 June 1979 6 November 1979 Freedom Movement of Iran
3   Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani 10 September 1980 3 September 1981 Combatant Clergy Association Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
4   Kamaleddin Nikravesh 3 September 1981 15 December 1981 Islamic Coalition Party Mir-Hossein Mousavi
5   Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri 15 December 1981 28 October 1985 Combatant Clergy Association
6   Ali Akbar Mohtashamipur 28 October 1985 29 August 1989 Association of Combatant Clerics
7   Abdollah Nouri 29 August 1989 16 August 1993 Association of Combatant Clerics Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
8 Ali Mohammad Besharati 16 August 1993 20 August 1997 Independent
(7)   Abdollah Nouri 20 August 1997 21 June 1998 Association of Combatant Clerics Mohammad Khatami
9   Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari 22 July 1998 24 August 2005 Association of Combatant Clerics
10   Mostafa Pourmohammadi 24 August 2005 15 May 2008 Combatant Clergy Association Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
11 Ali Kordan 5 August 2008 4 November 2008 Independent
12   Sadegh Mahsouli 24 December 2008 3 September 2009 Independent
13   Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar 3 September 2009 15 August 2013 Independent
14   Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli 15 August 2013 25 August 2021 Independent Hassan Rouhani
15   Ahmad Vahidi 25 August 2021 Incumbent Independent Ebrahim Raisi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ جزییات تعداد کارمندان دولت در سال ۹۷ Tasnim News
  2. ^ "Ministry of Interior of Iran portal". Ministry of Interior of Iran. Retrieved 17 November 2016.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°43′10.06″N 51°24′11.48″E / 35.7194611°N 51.4031889°E / 35.7194611; 51.4031889