List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iran

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran and a member of the Cabinet. The current office holder is Mohammad Javad Zarif, being approved by the Parliament on 15 August 2013 after being nominated by the President.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
وزیر امور خارجهٔ ایران
Emblem of Iran.svg
Mohammad Javad Zarif 2013.jpg
Incumbent
Mohammad Javad Zarif

since 15 August 2013
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nominatorthe President
Appointerthe Parliament
FormationOctober 1821 (original)
April 1, 1979 (current form)
First holderAbdolvahhab Khan
Websitewww.mfa.gov.ir

List of MinistersEdit

No. Name Took office Left office
Qajar dynasty
1 Mirza Abdulvahab Khan Mo'tamed od-Dowleh Neshat 1821 1823
2 Mirza Abolhassan Khan Ilchi 1823 1834
3 Mirza Ali Farahani 1834 1835
4 Mirza Mas'ud Khan Ansari 1835 1838
5 Mirza Abolhassan Khan Ilchi 1838 1846
Hajj Mirza Aghasi
Acting Minister
1846 1846
6 Mirza Mas'ud Khan Ansari 1846 1849
Amir Kabir
Acting Minister
1849 1851
7 Mirza Mohammad Ali Khan Shirazi 18 July 1851 10 February 1852
8 Mirza Saeed Khan Ansari 1853 1873
9 Mirza Hosein Khan Moshir od-Dowleh 11 December 1873 1880
10 Mirza Saeed Khan Ansari 1880 1884
11 Mirza Mahmoud Khan Naser al Molk 1884 1886
12 Mirza Yahya Khan Moshir od-Dowleh 5 February 1886 1 August 1887
13 Mirza Abbas Khan Qavam od-Dowleh 1887 29 June 1896
14 Mirza Mohsen Khan Moshir od-Dowleh 1886 1899
15 Mirza Nasrullah Khan 1899 1906
16 Mohammad-Ali Ala al-Saltaneh 1906 15 September 1907
17 Javad Sad od-Dowleh 1907 1907
... ... ... ...
Pahlavi dynasty
1 Nosrat-ed-Dowleh 1 October 1925 1 October 1938
2 Ali Soheili 1 October 1938 7 March 1939
3 Mozaffar Alam 7 March 1939 20 April 1943
4 Hossein Ala' 25 April 1943 2 March 1945
5 Mahmoud Salehi 2 March 1945 2 May 1945
6 Mohsen Rais 2 May 1945 4 May 1945
7 Bagher Kazemi 4 May 1945 7 April 1946
8 Hossein Navab 7 April 1946 13 January 1950
9 Ali-Akbar Siassi 13 January 1950 24 February 1950
10 Hossein Navab 24 February 1950 28 April 1951
11 Bagher Kazemi 28 April 1951 16 July 1952
12 Hossein Navab 21 July 1952 16 September 1952
13 Hossein Fatemi 16 September 1952 19 August 1953
14 Abdol-Hossein Meftah 19 August 1953 7 April 1953
15 Fazlollah Zahedi 7 April 1953 29 April 1953
16 Abdullah Entezam 29 April 1953 29 April 1958
17 Ali-Gholi Ardalan 29 April 1958 30 December 1959
18 Abbas Aram 30 December 1959 30 July 1960
19 Jafar Sharif-Emami 30 July 1960 1 December 1960
20 Hossein Ghods-Nakhai
Acting Minister
1 December 1960 30 December 1960
21 Abbas Aram 30 December 1960 3 March 1966
22 Ardeshir Zahedi 3 March 1966 14 January 1971
23 Abbas Ali Khalatbari 14 January 1971 14 January 1978
24 Amir Khosrow Afshar 14 January 1978 1 February 1979
25 Ahmad Mirfendereski 1 February 1979 11 February 1979
No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term of office Political Party Government
Took office Left office Duration
Islamic Republic of Iran
1Karim Sanjabi
(1904–1995)
11 February 19791 April 197949 daysNFInterim Government
Mehdi Bazargan
(1907–1995)
Acting
1 April 197912 April 197911 daysFMI Interim Government
2Ebrahim Yazdi
(1931–2017)
12 April 197912 November 1979214 daysFMI Interim Government
Abolhassan Banisadr
(born 1933)
Acting
12 November 197929 November 1979231 daysIndependentInterim Government
3Sadegh Ghotbzadeh
(1936–1982)
29 November 19793 August 1980248 daysIndependentInterim Government
Karim Khodapanahi
(born 1944)
Acting
3 August 198011 March 1981220 daysIndependentRajai
Mohammad-Ali Rajai
(1933–1981)
Acting
11 March 198115 August 1981157 daysIRP Rajai
4Mir-Hossein Mousavi
(born 1942)
15 August 198115 December 1981122 daysIRP Rajai
Bahonar
Interim Government
Mousavi I
5Ali Akbar Velayati
(born 1945)
15 December 198120 August 199715 years, 248 daysIRP Mousavi I–II
Rafsanjani I–II
6Kamal Kharazi
(born 1944)
20 August 199724 August 20058 years, 4 daysIndependentKhatami I–II
7Manouchehr Mottaki
(born 1953)
24 August 200513 December 20105 years, 111 daysFFLILAhmadinejad III
Ali Akbar Salehi
(born 1949)
Acting
13 December 201030 January 201148 daysIndependentAhmadinejad II
8Ali Akbar Salehi
(born 1949)
30 January 201115 August 20132 years, 197 daysIndependentAhmadinejad II
9Mohammad Javad Zarif
(born 1960)
15 August 2013Incumbent6 years, 228 daysIndependentRouhani III

See alsoEdit