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Former UN Ambassador Bolton: Won't Seek U.S. Presidency

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Thursday, 14 May 2015 12:38 PM

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, a tough-talking backer of the war in Iraq, said on Thursday he had decided not to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

"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," Bolton said in a video posted to his Facebook page.

"While I am not a candidate, I am certainly not going to sit this election out," he said.

Bolton, who served in the administrations of former U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, was considered a long shot if he had entered the crowded Republican field seeking the nomination.

He also said he would continue advocating for foreign policy as a focus of the 2016 race. Bolton has criticized U.S. negotiations to contain Iran's nuclear program and advocated bombing its nuclear facilities.

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Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, a tough-talking backer of the war in Iraq, said on Thursday he had decided not to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. I believe I can make the strongest contribution to our future by continuing as a...
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