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The members of Congress, quoted in a follow-up story on Friday, did say there were still problems with approving the deal because of India’s growing commercial ties with Iran.

But, they told Mr. Kralev, it probably still would go through because of the generous campaign contributions that many members have grown used to receiving from the Indian-American lobby.

David W. Jones is the foreign editor of The Washington Times. His e-mail address is djones@washingtontimes.com.