The spokesman of Iranian Foreign Ministry Mohammad-Ali Hosseini has declared that Iran-Yemen ties are strong and based on Islamic brotherhood. "The cooperation between the two countries is necessary in political, economic and security fields", said Hosseini. Referring to the recent events in Yemen and the sensitive circumstances of the region and the Islamic world, Hosseini said that enemies are trying to foment ethnic and religious conflicts in Muslim countries. Hosseini underlined the need for a logical approach to the current problems in order to solve them as soon as possible. He hoped that the internal issues in Yemen would be solved through a suitable and peaceful mechanism within the national unity and without foreign interference to ensure stability and security in the region. Meanwhile, Vice-speaker of the Parliament Abdul-Wahab Mahmoud has said that Iran serves as a buttress of the region and Islamic nations. During his meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Yemen Hossein Kamalian, Mahmoud hailed Tehran's stances towards regional and international issues. "The government of Yemen recognizes Iran's right to pursue nuclear energy for peaceful purposes", said Mahmoud. He stressed the need to find a peaceful solution to the dispute over its nuclear activities, pointing to the commonalties enjoyed by the two Muslim countries. For his part, the Iranian diplomat, reiterated Iranian foreign policy which prioritizes expansion of relations with regional states, including Yemen, and play an active role in developments in the region.