Supreme Council for National Security
In order to safeguarding the national interests
and preserving the Islamic Revolution, the territorial integrity and national
sovereignty, a Supreme Council for National Security presided over by the
President shall be constituted to fulfil the following responsibilities:
1.Determining the defence and national security
policies within the framework of general policies determined by the Leader.
The Council shall consist of: heads of three branches
of the government, chief of the Supreme Command Council of the Armed Forces,
the officer in charge of the planning and budget affairs, two representatives
nominated by the Leader, ministers of foreign affairs, interior, and information,
a minister related with the subject, and the highest ranking officials
from the Armed Forces and the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps. Commensurate
with its duties, the Supreme Council for National Security shall form sub-councils
such as Defence Sub-council and National Security Sub-council. Each Sub-council
will be presided over by the President or a member of the Supreme Council
for National Security appointed by the President. The scope of authority
and responsibility of the Sub-councils will be determined by law and their
organizational structure will be approved by the Supreme Council for National
Defence. The decisions of the Supreme Council for National Security shall
be effective after the confirmation by the Leader.
2.Coordination of activities in the areas relating
to politics, intelligence, social, cultural and economic fields in regard
to general defence and security policies.
3.Exploitation of materialistic and intellectual
resources of the country for facing the internal and external threats.