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US cool to Iran offer to swap skyjackers for rebel leader

The White House said Thursday it frowned on a reported Iranian proposal to extradite the four hijackers of a Kuwait airliner in exchange for an exiled rebel leader, generally presumed to be Massoud Rajavi, leader of the People's Mujahideen, who fled to France in 1981.

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Iranian Prime Minister Hussein Musavi said ''the aggressive policies'' of the United States caused the deaths of the two Americans at the hands of the hijackers.