WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani attacked the foreign policy positions of two prospective general election rivals — Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York — in a speech delivered to the Republican Jewish Coalition Tuesday in Washington.
"You cannot negotiate with someone who is threatening to destroy you and your family... You've got to know with whom to negotiate and with whom you should not negotiate," said the former New York City mayor.
Giuliani, who has highlighted his September 11 experience to bolster his national security credentials, said that he agreed with Clinton’s decision to condemn Obama for saying "that he would invite Ahmadinejad, Assad, Castro and Chavez - did I miss somebody - to Washington in the first year that he's in office to meet with them, without preconditions."
However, he later chided Clinton, saying she "hesitates to answer questions on what she's going to do about Iran."
- CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron