BAGHDAD, US President Donald Trump said he was "considering the selection of Dina Habib Powell, a former executive at Goldman Sachs and a former White House Adviser, as a new US Ambassador to the United Nations instead of Nicky Healy, who resigned yesterday."
Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House hours after Hely's resignation by the end of the year, denied speculation that his daughter Ivanka would be nominated for the post.
The US president said Healy would help him decide who would replace her.
US media reported that senior White House officials had held talks with Dina Powell on the job.
Dina Habib Powell, born in Cairo in 1973, helped former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice under President George W. Bush.
In March 2017, Powell served as assistant US National Security Adviser and resigned after about a year.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency