Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran
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Mohammad Javad Zarif 2013.jpg
Incumbent
Mohammad Javad Zarif

since 15 August 2013
Formation October 1821
First holder Abdolvahhab Khan
Website www.mfa.gov.ir

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran and a member of the Cabinet of Iran. The current office holder is Mohammad Javad Zarif, being approved by the Parliament on 15 August 2013 after nominated by the President.

List of Ministers[edit]

Before Persian Constitutional Revolution

No. Name Took office Left office
1 Mirza Abdulvahab Khan Mo'tamed od-Dowleh Neshat 1821 1823
2 Mirza Abolhassan Khan Ilchi 1823 1834
3 Mirza Ali Farahani 1834 1835
4 Mirza Mas'ud Khan Ansari 1835 1838
5 Mirza Abolhassan Khan Ilchi 1838 1846
6 Hajj Mirza Aghasi (acting) 1846 1846
7 Mirza Mas'ud Khan Ansari 1846 1849
8 Amir Kabir (acting) 1849 1851
9 Mirza Mohammad Ali Khan Shirazi 18 July 1851 10 February 1852
10 Mirza Saeed Khan Ansari 1853 1873
11 Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir od-Dowleh 11 December 1873 1880
12 Mirza Saeed Khan Ansari 1880 1884
13 Mirza Mahmoud Khan Naser al Molk 1884 1886
14 Mirza Yahya Khan Moshir od-Dowleh 5 February 1886 1 August 1887
15 Mirza Abbas Khan Qavam od-Dowleh 1887 29 June 1896
16 Mirza Mohsen Khan Moshir od-Dowleh 1886 1899
17 Mirza Nasrullah Khan 1899 1906

After Persian Constitutional Revolution

No. Name Took office Left office
1 Mohammad Ali Khan Ala al-Saltaneh 1906 15 September 1907
2 Javad Sad od-Dowleh 1907 1907
... Mohammad Ali Foroughi Early 1930's This table is not correct. Nosrat ed Dowleh tenure was 1919–1921
3 Nosrat-ed-Dowleh 1 October 1925 1 October 1938
4 Ali Soheili 1 October 1938 7 March 1939
5 Mozaffar Alam 7 March 1939 20 April 1943
6 Hossein Ala' 25 April 1943 2 March 1945
7 Mahmoud Salehi 2 March 1945 2 May 1945
8 Mohsen Rais 2 May 1945 4 May 1945
9 Bagher Kazemi 4 May 1945 7 April 1946
10 Hossein Navab 7 April 1946 5 May 1951
11 Hossein Fatemi 5 May 1951 19 August 1953
12 Abdol-Hossein Meftah 19 August 1953 7 April 1953
13 Fazlollah Zahedi 7 April 1953 29 April 1953
14 Abdullah Entezam 29 April 1953 29 April 1958
15 Ali-Gholi Ardalan 29 April 1958 30 December 1959
16 Abbas Aram 30 December 1959 30 July 1960
17 Jafar Sharif-Emami 30 July 1960 1 December 1960
18 Hossein Ghods-Nakhai (Acting) 1 December 1960 30 December 1960
19 Abbas Aram 30 December 1960 3 March 1966
20 Ardeshir Zahedi 3 March 1966 14 January 1973
21 Abbas Ali Khalatbari 14 January 1973 14 January 1978
22 Amir Khosrow Afshar 14 January 1978 1 February 1979
23 Ahmad Mirfendereski 1 February 1979 21 February 1979
24 Karim Sanjabi 11 February 1979 1 April 1979
25 Mehdi Bazargan (Acting) 1 April 1979 12 April 1979
26 Ebrahim Yazdi 12 April 1979 12 November 1979
27 Abulhassan Banisadr 12 November 1979 29 November 1979
28 Sadegh Ghotbzadeh 29 November 1979 3 August 1980
29 Mohammad Karim Khodapanahi 3 August 1980 11 March 1981
30 Mohammad-Ali Rajai (Acting) 11 March 1981 15 August 1981
31 Mir-Hossein Mousavi 15 August 1981 15 December 1981
32 Ali Akbar Velayati 15 December 1981 20 August 1997
33 Kamal Kharazi 20 August 1997 24 August 2005
34 Manouchehr Mottaki 24 August 2005 13 December 2010
35 Ali Akbar Salehi 13 December 2010 15 August 2013
36 Mohammad Javad Zarif 15 August 2013 Incumbent

See also[edit]