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John Bolton Is Not Running for President

John Bolton (Photo Credit: AP)

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton has opted against joining the crowded 2016 Republican presidential field.

"I have decided not to seek the Republican nomination for president," Bolton said in a video to be released Thursday, the Associated Press reported. "I believe I can make the strongest contribution to our future by continuing as a clear and consistent advocate for a strong, Reaganite foreign policy that values peace through strength."

United Nations Ambassador John Bolton discusses U. N. reform while testifying on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 25, 2006 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.   (AP Photo/Dennis Cook) Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton will not run for president in 2016. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

Bolton has spoken about foreign policy issues in early presidential contest states such as Iowa and New Hampshire.

"While I am not a candidate, I am certainly not going to sit this election out," he said. "Nor will I stand idle while our president surrenders our national interests and liberals rally around his ideological twin: Hillary Clinton."

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