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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2010, file photo Egyptian Intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, right, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, left, arrive for a meeting with the Palestinian president in the West Bank city of Ramallah. A week of American telephone diplomacy with a small cadre of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's closest advisers is key to a U.S. hoped-for transition to democracy in Egypt, where smothered political opposition leaves no clear alternative to the U.S. for a bargaining partner. Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Suleiman, 74, who became vice president on Jan. 29, 2011.