Iran, 6 world powers resume talks on elusive nuclear deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Azadi, 'Freedom' Square in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
George Jahn, The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:55AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7:37AM EST
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran and six world powers are back at the negotiating table eager to come to terms on a comprehensive nuclear deal but deeply divided on what it should look like.
The two sides began meeting Tuesday in attempts to build on a first-step accord that temporarily curbs Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for some sanctions relief. Implemented in January, the first-step deal is in effect for six months and can be renewed.
The six seek to minimize concerns that Tehran could use a peaceful nuclear program to make weapons. The Islamic Republic denies wanting -- or ever working on -- nuclear weapons.