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
Ministry Building
Emblem of Iran.svg
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. Marzieh Afkham is the current deputy minister and spokeswoman.

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]


Foreign Ministry Reception Hall

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


  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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