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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan—The U.S. scrambled to step up contacts with the new government of Kyrgyzstan on Sunday as the deposed president of the strategically important Central Asian nation, now taking refuge in the south, remained steadfast in his refusal to resign.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke by phone with the head of the government over the weekend and dispatched a top aide, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake, to visit the Kyrgyz capital. Washington's ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, meanwhile, returned to the country ahead of schedule S