House of Leadership

Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran

Pictured here, the Imam Khomeini Hussainiya, part of the House of Leadership, is the place where the Supreme Leader usually meets public.[1]
Agency overview
Formed July 1989
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Agency executives
  • Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, Chief of staff
  • Vahid Haghanian, Chief personal aide and deputy chief of staff[3]
  • Asghar Mirhejazi, Chief of security office[3]
  • Mohammad Shirazi, Chief of military office[4]

House of Leadership (Persian: بیت رهبری, Beit-e Rahbari; official name: Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran (Persian: دفتر مقام معظم رهبری); Daftar-e Magham-e Moazzam-e Rahbari) is the official residence, bureaucratic office and principal workplace of the Supreme Leader of Iran[5] since 1989.

Its structure is a mixture of traditional Beit (religious office of Marja') and modern bureaucracy.[6]

The institution is located in central Tehran[7] and is run by Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani.[3]


  1. "Supreme Leader receives people at Imam Khomeini Mosque". Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). 9 September 2015. 81753490 (4864870). Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, ed. (2005). Iran today: twenty-five years after the Islamic revolution. ORF studies of contemporary Muslim societies. 3. Rupa & Co. pp. 213, 217.
  3. 1 2 3 Sahimi, Muhammad (29 May 2013). "The Death of the Iranian Revolution". National Interest. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  4. "Army Unveils Book on Supreme Leader's Remarks about Military Self-Sufficiency". Fars News Agency. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  5. Dickey, Cristopher (19 July 2009). "Ayatollah Khamenei's Journey". Newsweek. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  6. Brumberg, Daniel; Farhi, Farideh (2016). "Role of The Office of Supreme Leader". Power and Change in Iran: Politics of Contention and Conciliation. Indiana Series in Middle East Studies. Indiana University Press. pp. 150–151. ISBN 0253020794.
  7. Richter, Paul (14 July 2015). "Key, secret concessions opened the way for Iran nuclear deal". LA Times. Retrieved 28 March 2016.

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