Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iran)
|وزارت امور خارجه|
Ministry Building (Shahrbani Palace)
|Jurisdiction||Islamic Republic of Iran|
|Headquarters||Bagh-e Melli, Tehran|
|Minister responsible||Mohammad Javad Zarif|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Persian: وزارت امور خارجه Vezârat-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
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 — Ebrahim Rahimpour
Head of the Center for International Education and Research — Hadi Soleimanpour
The building of the ministry was completed in 1939.
United Nations street, where the main building is placed and Bagh Melli entrance
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