Allowing an exemption to India to procure nuclear fuel was initiated at the
plenary session of the 44-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting at Rio
de Janeiro and it appears that Norway, Sweden, and Ireland were the last three
holdouts against the idea.
The so-called 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are
expected to support the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal; although China has not
said openly that it will support the deal.
France is the biggest advocate of the deal and says that its deal
with India predates the one in the US. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
El Baradei has also supported the deal and requested the US Congress
to approve it.
While the Senate seems intend on approving it 60-40, the exact opposite is
expected in the House of Representatives. Both houses need to approve for the
deal to go through.