Of course it had to happen while I was away from any news outlet happily shopping for lipstick and ipods and books and boots all the essentials of a what a girl needs ... We can't forget I'm a girl right? Even Highlander needs to shop from time to time , especially if I'm in London. ( Note to Nura : Selfridges was fabulous as usual !).
"The US has announced that it is renewing full diplomatic relations with
Libya after deciding to remove it from a list of states backing terrorism." (
And so while Secratary Rice was making the following lovely statement , I was oblivious to this fact and to an interesting phone call ( but that's another story ;) ).
"I am pleased to announce that the United States is restoring full
diplomatic relations with Libya. We will soon open an embassy in Tripoli."
Read the rest of her statement here.
I was not surprised really as I could see it coming. I'm not sure yet what are the implications... except that with and embassy in Tripoli, Libyan visitors to the US would not have to go through the hassle of a trip to Tunis or Malta, while US visitors can get their visas quicker now hopefully :)