Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iran)

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

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
وزارت امور خارجه
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Ministry Building
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Agency overview
Formed 1821
Jurisdiction Islamic Republic of Iran
Headquarters Bagh-e Melli, Tehran
Minister responsible Mohammad Javad Zarif
Website Official Website

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Persian: وزارت امور خارجهVezârat-e Omur-e Khâreje) is an Iranian government ministry. The minister of foreign affairs is the cabinet member in charge of the ministry.

Ministers and officials[edit]

The first minister of foreign affairs of Iran was Mirza Abdulvahab Khan, who served between 1821 and 1823. The incumbent minister is Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was appointed on 15 August 2013 to succeeded Ali Akbar Salehi.

The current officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are:

Minister of Foreign Affairs — Mohammad Javad Zarif
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs — Morteza Sarmadi
Deputy for Legal & International Affairs — Abbas Araghchi
Deputy for Administrative & Executive Affairs — Mehdi Danesh-Yazdi
Deputy for Arab-African Affairs — Hossein Amir-Abdollahian
Deputy for European & American Affairs — Majid Takht-Ravanchi
Deputy for Parliamentary & Iranian Affairs — Hassan Ghashghavi
Spokeswoman & Head of the Center for Public and Media Diplomacy — Marzieh Afkham
Deputy for Asia & Pacific Affairs — Ibrahim Rahimpour
Head of the Center for International Education and Research — Hadi Soleimanpour

Assigned activities[edit]

The ministry became responsible for nuclear talks on 5 September 2013.[1] It had been carried out by the Supreme National Security Council.[1]

Building[edit]

Foreign Ministry Reception Hall

The building of the ministry was completed in 1939.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Iran's Rouhani shifts responsibility for nuclear talks". BBC. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Architecture. Pahlavi, before World War II". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 

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