1979 U.S. embassy burning in Libya
The United States had already withdrawn the U.S. Ambassador to Libya in 1972. Following the 1979 attack, all remaining U.S. government personnel were withdrawn and the embassy closed. Diplomatic presence resumed on February 8, 2004 with the arrival of the U.S. Interests Section in Tripoli. That mission was upgraded to a Liaison Office on June 24, 2004.
- Office of the Spokesman Upgrading of Diplomatic Relations with Libya U.S. Department of State. May 15, 2006.