“He’s caving into Iran before Iran even wants to make a deal,” the former mayor told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio show in an interview that was published Sunday.
“He’s already let a couple of very big Iranian terrorist businesspeople off the hook. He’s already taken sanctions away from Iranian companies that have been dealing in oil,” said Giuliani, who is the one-time personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump.
“So, already Iran has gotten [concessions], without giving up anything that they want to get from us. It’s the worst way to negotiate a deal, particularly with a regime of terror,” he said.
Trump revoked the US from the Iran nuclear accord in 2018 and quickly reinstated crippling economic sanctions against the country over its nuclear ambitions.
But Biden has said he wants to rejoin the agreement and his administration has been in discussions with the outstanding countries in the agreement on re-entering the 2015 accord mediated by the Obama administration with world powers.
Giuliani also parallelled Biden’s failure to pursue sanctions against the Russian company behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
“He’s gone there and displayed a level of weakness that I don’t know …” Giuliani said.
“I remember years ago when Kennedy did this and made that mistake with Khrushchev. Khrushchev took it as a sign of weakness, and we got the Cuban missile crisis. Well, Kennedy straightened them out then, but I’m not sure that Biden will be able to do it,” Giuliani said.
Biden waived sanctions against the Russian company last month because “it’s almost finished.”
Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev prompted a standoff with former President John Kennedy in October 1962 when he desired to place nuclear missiles on Cuba to prevent an invasion from the US.
President Biden and Iran’s leaders say they share a common goal: They both want to re-enter the nuclear deal that President Donald J. Trump scrapped three years ago, restoring the bargain that Iran would keep sharp limits on its production of nuclear fuel in return for a lifting of sanctions that have choked its economy.
But after five weeks of shadow boxing in Vienna hotel rooms — where the two sides pass notes through European intermediaries — it has become clear that the old deal, strictly defined, does not work for either of them anymore, at least in the long run.
The Iranians are demanding that they be allowed to keep the advanced nuclear-fuel production equipment they installed after Mr. Trump abandoned the pact, and integration with the world financial system beyond what they achieved under the 2015 agreement.