The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Approved in 1980 - Revised in 1989

PART THIRTEENTH - Supreme National Security Council


Article 176

In order to guarantee national interest and protect the Islamic Revolution, territorial integrity and national sovereignty, the Supreme National Security Council is established, presided over by the President of the Republic with the following tasks:
1- Determine the country's defensive and security policies in accordance with the general policies determined by the Guide. 2- Coordinate the country's political, information, social, cultural and economic activities relating to the general security and defense plan. 3- Utilizo of the material and spiritual resources of the country against all kinds of threats from inside and outside the country.
The members of the Supreme National Security Council are: - The Heads of the three Powers of the State - The Commandant of the headquarters of the armed forces - The person responsible for economic and financial planning - Two representatives chosen by the Guide - The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Intelligence Services - The Commander General of the Armed Forces and Guardians of the Revolution and, as the case may be, the relevant minister. The Supreme National Security Council, in accordance with its duties, has the power to establish secondary councils such as the Defense Council and the Security Council of the country. Directing the secondary councils is the prerogative of the President of the Republic or one of the members of the Supreme Council appointed by the President of the Republic The limits of the performance of duties and the exercise of power of secondary councils are determined by law, and their meetings are convened by the Supreme Council. Approvals of the Supreme National Security Council become enforceable upon confirmation Guide.


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