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Nominee Nauert withdraws from consideration as US Amb. to UN

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- The nominee for US Ambassador to the UN Heather Nauert has withdrew herself from consideration for the nomination, it was announced Saturday evening.
A State Department statement said that President Donald Trump "will make an announcement with respect to a nominee for US Ambassador to the UN soon." Nauert said in the statement "I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations." "However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration," she added.
For his part, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Nauert "has performed her duties as a senior member of my team with unequalled excellence." "Her personal decision today to withdraw her name from consideration to become the nominee for United States Ambassador to the United Nations is a decision for which I have great respect," he remarked. (end) si.gta