May 15, 2006

US to restore diplomatic relations with Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to
restore full diplomatic relations with Libya by reopening an
embassy in Tripoli to reward the North African nation for
scrapping its weapons of mass destruction programs, U.S.
officials said on Monday.

In addition, the United States in 45 days would remove
Libya from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, an
official said.