Trump senior aide Dina Powell to resign early next year: White House
FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell arrives to attend a joint news conference with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files

U.S. President Donald Trump's deputy national security adviser, Dina Powell, plans to resign early next year, the White House said on Friday.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Powell had always planned to stay one year before returning home to New York, and that she would continue "to support the president's agenda and work on Middle East policy."

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Richard Chang)