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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an Iranian government ministry. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is the cabinet member in charge of the ministry. The first Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran was Mirza Abdulvahab Khan, who served between 1821 and 1823. The incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs is Ali Akbar Salehi, who was appointed on 13 December 2010 after the abrupt dismissal of Manouchehr Mottaki during a trip to Africa. Ramin Mehmanparast is the current spokesman. (via Freebase)