House Speaker John Boehner speaks about an Iran nuclear deal during his weekly press briefing

Republicans target U.N. arms embargo rollback in bid to derail Iran deal

House Speaker John Boehner speaks about an Iran nuclear deal during his weekly press briefingBy Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans on Thursday honed their attack plan against President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal in Congress, targeting part of the pact that calls for eventually rolling back a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran. Opponents of the landmark nuclear agreement hope to use the arms embargo issue, one of the final obstacles to the accord sealed in Vienna on Tuesday between Iran and six world powers, to draw some of Obama’s wavering Democrats into helping to derail it. “It blows my mind that the administration would agree to lift the arms and missile bans,” John Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the top Republican in Congress, told reporters.

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