• President of Iran

    President of Iran

    The President of Iran (Persian: رئیس‌جمهور ایران Rayis Jomhur-e Irān) is the head of government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The President is the highest ranking official of Iran (however, the President is still required to gain the Supreme Leader's official approval before being sworn in before the Parliament and the Leader also has the power to dismiss the elected President anytime). The President carries out the decrees, and answers to the Supreme Leader of Iran, who functions as the country's head of state. Unlike the executive in other countries, the President of Iran does not have full control over the government, which is ultimately under the control of the Supreme Leader. Chapter IX of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran sets forth the qualifications for presidential candidates. The procedures for presidential election and all other elections in Iran are outlined by the Supreme Leader. The President functions as the executive of the decrees and wishes of the Supreme Leader, including: signing treaties with foreign countries and international organizations; and administering national planning, budget, and state employment affairs. The President also appoints the ministers, subject to the approval of Parliament, and the Supreme Leader who can dismiss or reinstate any of the ministers at any time, regardless of the president or parliament's decision. The Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei directly chooses the ministries of Defense, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs, as well as certain other ministries, such as the Science Ministry. Iran’s regional policy is directly controlled by the office of the Supreme Leader with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ task limited to protocol and ceremonial occasions. All of Iran’s ambassadors to Arab countries, for example, are chosen by the Quds Corps, which directly reports to the Supreme Leader.

  • List of international trips made by the President of Iran

    This is a list of international presidential trips made by the Presidents of Iran.

  • Office of the President of Iran

  • Chief of Staff of the President of Iran

    Presidential Administration of Iran (including Office of the President of Iran) consists of the immediate staff of the current President of Iran and multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President. It is located in Pasteur Street.

  • Spouse of President of Iran

    Spouse of President of Iran

    The Spouse of the President of Iran is the wife of the President of Iran. The current spouse of the President of Iran is Sahebeh Rouhani, wife of President Hassan Rouhani, who has held the position since 3 August 2013.

  • Vice President of Iran

    Vice President of Iran

    The Vice President of Iran (Persian: معاون ریاست جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎) is defined by article 124 of the Constitution of Iran, as anyone appointed by the President of Iran to lead an organization related to Presidential affairs. As of August 2019, there are 12 Vice Presidents in Iran. The First Vice President (Persian: معاون‌اول‎) is the most important as he or she leads cabinet meetings in the absence of the president.

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