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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran, also known officially as the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in West Asia. The government of Iran has been the subject of severe international sanctions, especially those put in place by the United States.


Our standard dataset contains 5,452 entities connected with Iran (Islamic Republic of). This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in Iran (Islamic Republic of). See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Iran sanctions listIran Ministry of Foreign Affairsupdated daily303

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,194 entities identified as PEPs connected with Iran (Islamic Republic of).

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Acting President1--
Supreme Leader1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture Jihad111
Minister of Communication & Information Technology1--
Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, & Tourism1-1
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance141
Minister of Defense & Armed Forces Logistics15-
Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance1-1
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Energy1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health, Treatment, & Medical Education1--
Minister of Industry, Mining, & Trade131
Minister of Intelligence & Security1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice1-1
Minister of Labor, Cooperatives, & Social Welfare1--
Minister of Petroleum1--
Minister of Roads and Urban Development13-
Minister of Science, Research, & Technology11-
Minister of Sports & Youth1--
Secretary of the Cabinet1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Majles-293213
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank of Iran13-
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Iran-51
ambassador of Hungary to Iran-1-
ambassador of Iran--2
ambassador of Iran to Armenia-11
ambassador of Iran to Belgium-21
ambassador of Iran to France-4-
ambassador of Iran to Ireland-1-
ambassador of Iran to Italy-3-
ambassador of Iran to Japan-51
ambassador of Iran to Malaysia-21
ambassador of Iran to Morroco-2-
ambassador of Iran to Pakistan-31
ambassador of Iran to Poland-23
ambassador of Iran to Spain-22
ambassador of Iran to Syria-31
Ambassador of Iran to the United Kingdom-32
Chinese Ambassador to Iran-11
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly-29393
Vice President of Iran-925
Member of the Assembly of Experts-82
Member of the Expediency Discernment Council-73
Minister of Petroleum of Iran-36
Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran-53
First Vice President of Iran-6-
Minister of Intelligence (Iran)-51
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council-41
Commander of the Iranian Navy-31
Minister of Co-operatives, Labour and Social Welfare-31
Minister of Energy (Iran)-31
President of Iran-31
Vice President & Head, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran13-
Chief Justice of Iran-3-
commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-21
Minister of Interior (Iran)-3-
Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations-21
Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly-21
Vice President for Legal Affairs111
Vice President of Iran for Executive Affairs12-
Vice-President for Parliamentary Affairs111
Advisor to the President of Iran-2-
Attorney-General of Iran-2-
Commander of Quds Force-11
Member of the Guardian Council-2-
Minister of Commerce of Iran-2-
Minister of Health and Medical Education-11
Minister of Information and Communications Technology-11
Minister of Sport and Youth (Iran)-2-
Ministry of Justice (Iran)--2
Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council-11
Vice President & Head, Planning and Budget Organization11-
Vice President of Iran for Economic Affairs-2-
Ahmadinejad's Second Cabinet--1
Assembly of Experts for Leadership-1-
Atomic Energy Organization of Iran--1
Chairman of the Assembly of Experts-1-
Chairman of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership--1
Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council--1
Chief of Staff1--
Chief of the General Staff--1
First Vice Chief Justice of Iran-1-
First Vice Chief Justice of Iran-1-
Minister of Education (Iran)-1-
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of Iran--1
Ministry of Industries and Mines (Iran)--1
Ministry of Interior (Iran)-1-
Secretary of the Guardian Council--1
Spokesman of the Judicial system of Iran-1-
Spokesperson of the Government of Iran-1-
Supreme Leader of Iran--1
Vice President & Head, Administrative and Employment Affairs1--
Vice President & Head, Environmental Protection Organization1--
Vice President & Head, Martyrs & War Veterans Affairs Foundation1--
Vice President for Science & Technology1--
Vice President for Women's & Family Affairs1--
Vice-President as Head of the Martyrs and Veterans' Affairs Foundation--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...