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Encyclopedia > Ministry of Intelligence (Iran)
Ministry of Intelligence and Security
MOIS
وزارت اطلاعات و امنیت کشور
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Formed August 18, 1984
Jurisdiction Islamic Republic of Iran
Agency Executive Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ezhei, Director
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The Ministry of Intelligence and National Security (Persian: وزارت اطلاعات و امنیت کشور) is the primary intelligence agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is also known as MOIS. It is an important part of the Iranian government's security apparatus, and is well funded and equipped. Before a thorough overhaul [citation needed] of the agency in 1998 under then President Mohammad Khatami, which took place after the infamous serial murders of dissident writers and intellectuals, the ministry had been accused of being involved in terrorist activities, including assassination of Iranian political dissidents inside and outside the country. The post of Supreme Leader (Persian: رهبر انقلاب, Rahbare Enqelab,[1] lit. ... Grand Âyatollâh   (Persian: آیت‌الله سید علی حسینی کس ننه ای Ä€yatollāh Seyyed `AlÄ« ḤoseynÄ« KhāmeneÄ«) (born 17 July 1939), also known as Seyyed Ali Khamenei,[1] is the current Supreme Leader of Iran and was the president of Iran from 1981 to 1989. ... 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History

Information on the ministry is often difficult to obtain. The organization was intended to replace SAVAK, Iran's intelligence agency during the rule of the Shah, but it is unclear how much continuity there is between the two organizations—while their role is similar, their underlying ideology is radically different. It is suspected that the new government was initially eager to purge SAVAK elements from the new organization, but that pragmatism eventually prevailed, with many experienced SAVAK personnel being retained in their roles. Former SAVAK staff are believed to have been important in the ministry's infiltration of left-wing dissident groups and of the Iraqi Ba'ath Party. This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (Persian: ) (October 26, 1919, Tehran – July 27, 1980, Cairo), styled His Imperial Majesty, and holding the imperial titles of Shahanshah (King of Kings), and Aryamehr (Light of the Aryans), was the monarch of Iran from September 16, 1941 until the Iranian Revolution on February... Bath Party flag The Arab Socialist Bath Party (also spelled Baath or Baath; Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي) was founded in 1945 as a radical, left-wing, secular Arab nationalist political party. ...


The formation of the ministry was proposed by Saeed Hajjarian to the government of Mir-Hossein Mousavi and then the parliament. There were debates about which branch of the state should oversee the new institution, and the other options apart from the presidency were the Judiciary system, the Supreme Leader, and Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Finally, the government could get the approval of Ayatollah Khomeini to make it a ministry, but a restriction was added to the requirements of the minister, needing him to be a doctor of Islam. Hajjarian, a former secret agent, was widely believed to be the main strategist behind the 1997 reform movement of Iran Hajjarian was shot in the head on the doorsteps of Tehran city council in March 2000 Hajjarian escaped almost certain death, but he has been paralyzed for life. ... Mir-Hossein Mousavi (میرحسین موسوی) (born 1941?) was the Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1988, at the time of Ali Khameneis presidency. ... Image:DSC--Majlis5323. ... The President of Iran is the head of government. ... The current judicial system of Iran was implemented and established by Ali Akbar Davar and some of his contemporaries. ... The post of Supreme Leader (Persian: رهبر انقلاب, Rahbare Enqelab,[1] lit. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ayatollah Khomeini founded the first modern Islamic republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini (آیت‌الله روح‌الله خمینی in Persian) (May 17, 1900 – June 3, 1989) was an Iranian Shia cleric and the political... ijtihad is a technical term of the Islamic law and means the process of making a legal decision by independent interpretation of the sources of the law, the Quran and the Sunna. ...


The ministry was finally founded on August 18, 1984, abandoning many small intelligence agencies that were formed in different governmental organizations. The five ministers since the founding of the ministry, have been Mohammad Reyshahri (under Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi), Ali Fallahian (under President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani), Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi (under President Mohammad Khatami, resigned after a year), Ali Younessi (under President Khatami, until August 24, 2005), and Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei (under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from August 24, 2005). is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Mohammad Mohammadi Nik, famously known as Reyshahri, is an Iranian cleric and politician. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... President Rafsanjani Akbar Hashemi Bahramani (Persian: اکبر هاشمی بهرمانی), famously known as Hashemi Rafsanjani (هاشمی رفسنجانی) (born August 25, 1934) is one of the most influential... Ghorbanali Dori-Najafabadi was the minister of intelligence and security in when some journalists and opponent politicians were killed in Iran by security agents. ... Mohammad Khatami (Persian : سید محمد خاتمی Seyyed Moḥammad KhātamÄ«), born on September 29, 1943, in Ardakan city of Yazd province, is an Iranian intellectual, philosopher and political figure. ... Hojatoleslam Ali Younesi was the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security in Mohammad Khatami presidency of Iran. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejeie is the current head of the Ministry of Intelligence in Iran, also known as SVAMA and was appointed by the current president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on August 24, 2005. ... Mahmoud Ahmadinejad[1] (born October 28, 1956)[2] is the 6th and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notes

  • Sometimes the name of the organization is translated as Ministry of Information. However, it is different from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

See also


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Directors of intelligence agency of Iran

(1957-1979) State flag of Iran flag 1964-1979 Bakhtiar | Pakravan | Nassiri | Moghadam

Islamic Republic (1984 - present) Flag of Islamic Republic of Iran Reyshahri | Fallahian | Dorri-Najafabadi | Younessi | Mohseni-Ejehei An intelligence agency is a governmental organization that for the purposes of national security is devoted to the gathering of information (known in the context as intelligence) by means of espionage, communication interception, cryptanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links Iran_flag_with_emblem_1964-1979. ... Teymur Bakhtiar (تیمور بختیار in Persian) (1914–1970) was an Iranian general and the founder and head of SAVAK from 1958 to 1961, when he was dismissed by the Shah. ... Hassan Pakravan was an Iranian General and the second director of SAVAK, serving from 1961 to 1965. ... General Nematollah Nassiri was the director of SAVAK, the Iranian intelligence agency during the rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. ... General Nasser Moghadam was the fourth and last director of SAVAK. He succeeded General Nematollah Nassiri, who was arrested as a scapegoat by the Shah in 1978 in an attempt to stave off the impending revolution. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Mohammad Mohammadi Nik, famously known as Reyshahri, is an Iranian cleric and politician. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Ghorbanali Dori-Najafabadi was the minister of intelligence and security in when some journalists and opponent politicians were killed in Iran by security agents. ... Ali Younesi was The Ministry of Intelligence and National Security in Khatami Government of Iran. ... Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejeie is the current head of the Ministry of Intelligence in Iran, also known as SVAMA and was appointed by the current president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on August 24, 2005. ...

The following is a partial list of current intelligence agencies. ... The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) is the Australian government intelligence agency responsible for collecting foreign intelligence, undertaking counter-intelligence activities and cooperation with other intelligence agencies overseas. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “CSIS” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Logo of Francess Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE) / General Directorate for External Security. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Hellenic National Intelligence Service (NIS or EYP) (Greek: Ethniki Ypiresia Pliroforion, Εθνική Υπηρεσία Πληροφοριών, ΕΥΠ) is the national intelligence service of Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... The Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service, BND) is the foreign intelligence agency of the German government, under the control of the Bundeskanzleramt (Federal Chancellery). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article is about the Indian intelligence agency. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ...   (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations), often referred to as The Mossad (meaning The Institute), is Israels intelligence agency and is responsible for intelligence collection, counter-terrorism, covert operations such as paramilitary activities, and the facilitation of aliyah where it is banned. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... SISMI logo Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza Militare (Military Intelligence and Security Service, SISMI) is the military intelligence agency of Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The External Assessments Bureau (EAB) is one of New Zealands intelligence agencies. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... This article is about the Pakistani intelligence agency. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency or NICA is the primary intelligence collection and analysis arm of the Philippine government in charge in carrying out overt, covert, and clandestine intelligence programs. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Agencja Wywiadu (AW) - Polish intelligence agency, tasked with the gathering of public and secret information abroad, vital for the country of Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Coat of Arms Serviciul de InformaÅ£ii Externe (External Intelligence Service, SIE) is Romanias foreign intelligence agency. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... For other uses, see GRU (disambiguation). ... Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki (Служба внешней разведки) (SVR) is Russian for Foreign Intelligence Service and is the name of Russias primary external intelligence agency. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... The South African Secret Service (SASS) is a South African intelligence agency. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... The Millî Ä°stihbarat TeÅŸkilatı (Turkish for National Intelligence Organization) is the central intelligence agency of the Republic of Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6),[1] is the United Kingdoms external intelligence agency. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... “CIA” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

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Ministry of Intelligence (Iran) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (348 words)
The organization was intended to replace SAVAK, Iran's intelligence agency during the rule of the Shah, but it is unclear how much continuity there is between the two organizations—while their role is similar, their underlying ideology is radically different.
The formation of the ministry was proposed by Saeed Hajjarian to the government of Mir-Hossein Mousavi and then the parliament.
The ministry was finally founded on August 18, 1984, abandoning many small intelligence agencies that were formed in different governmental organization.
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