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Dina Powell withdraws from consideration for U.S. envoy to U.N.: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs (GS.N) govt Dina Powell has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Nikki Haley because the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a source aware of the matter stated on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell arrives to attend a joint information convention with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump within the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files

Powell instructed President Donald Trump by telephone that she was honored to be thought of however deliberate to keep at Goldman Sachs, the source instructed Reuters.

Trump, who says various individuals need the job, can also be contemplating the U.S. ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft, for the place, a source aware of the matter stated. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke can also be a candidate, one other source stated.

Trump had been speaking to Powell in regards to the place since Haley this week introduced plans to resign on the finish of the 12 months. Powell served the Trump White House earlier as a deputy nationwide safety adviser. She rejoined Goldman this 12 months and serves on the financial institution’s administration committee.

There had been some resistance within the White House to Powell’s return, and a senior administration official instructed Reuters earlier that she was not below consideration.

Trump stated on Wednesday he had a number of candidates for the job of representing the United States on the United Nations to succeed Haley, who introduced her resignation on Tuesday.

Reporting by Steve Holland; modifying by James Dalgleish and Leslie Adler

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