U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made historic visit which the State Department said signals a "new phase" in U.S.-Libya relations. Texas-based Exxon Mobil signed $97 million deal with the Libyan National Oil Corp.
Libya took responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing and signed a deal to compensate families of the victims. The U.N. Security Council lifted sanctions against the country. In December, Libya said it would abandon programs to develop weapons of mass destruction.
Libya was blamed for the deadly April 5 bombing of a disco in Berlin frequented by U.S. military personnel. On April 14, U.S. President Ronald Reagan ordered a strike that kills dozens of people, including Mr. Gadhafi's adopted daughter.