Flashback: Obama to Approve ‘Al-Qaeda Embassy’ in Washington 
Aug 10, 2011
The United States said Tuesday it has transferred the Libyan embassy in Washington to the National Transitional Council, which Washington has recognized as Libya’s de facto government.
“It is true,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters when asked whether the United States had handed the embassy over to the rebel NTC.
Nuland’s deputy Mark Toner said the United States and NTC signed documents that transferred the embassy — which once represented Moamer Kadhafi’s regime in Washington — to the rebels based in the eastern Libyan port of Benghazi.
The transfer happened last week, he said.