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 of Foreign Affairs building in Tehran.jpg
Ministry Building (Shahrbani Palace)
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Agency overview
Formed 1821
Jurisdiction Islamic Republic of Iran
Headquarters Bagh-e Melli, Tehran
Minister responsible
Website Official Website

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Persian: وزارت امور خارجه‎‎ Vezārat-e Omūr-e Khārejeh) is an Iranian government ministry headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is a member of cabinet. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs is Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was approved by the Parliament on 15 August 2013 after being nominated by the President.

Ministers and officials[edit]

The first minister of foreign affairs of Iran was Mirza Abdulvahab Khan, who served from 1821 to 1823. The incumbent minister is Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was appointed on 15 August 2013 to succeed 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

Assigned activities[edit]

Since 5 September 2013, the Ministry has been responsible for the negotiation of the Comprehensive agreement on Iranian nuclear program, which had previously been carried out by the Supreme National Security Council.[1]


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


  1. ^ "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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