0240 GMT February 22, 2019
Addressing a group of students, people and local officials in Chabahar on Friday, Morteza Bank added today, the world is aware of the port's status, IRNA wrote.
He said the exemption of Chabahar from the unilateral US sanctions against Iran indicates the port's international importance.
Bank added that Chabahar is regarded one of the most important and strategic regions of Iran.
He further said that Iran's progress after the 1979 Islamic Revolution cannot be compared with that of the previous revolution.