The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Approved in the 1980 - Revised in the 1989

PARTY 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 defensive and security policies of the country in accordance with the general policies determined by the Guide.2- Coordinate the political, information, social, cultural and economic activities of the country related to the general plan of security and defense.3- Utilizo of the country's material and spiritual resources 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 - Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Interior and of the Information Services - The General Commander of the Armed Forces and Revolutionary Guardians and, depending on the case, the minister of competence. The Supreme National Security Council, in accordance with its duties, may establish secondary councils such as the Council of Defense and the Security Council of the country. Dealing with 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 fulfillment of duties and the exercise of the power of secondary councils are determined by law, and their meetings are convened by the Supreme Council. The approvals of the Supreme National Security Council become enforceable after the confirmation of the Guide.

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