Ministry Building (Shahrbani Palace)
|Jurisdiction||Islamic Republic of Iran|
|Headquarters||National Garden, Tehran|
|Annual budget||25.5 billion Iranian Rial|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Persian: ? Vez?rat-e Om?r-e Kh?rejeh) 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.
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:
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.
The building of the Ministry was completed in 1939.