Civil nuclear accords agreed to with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are increasingly unlikely to clear the Diet by the end of the extra session on Dec. 6 due to lack of deliberation time, people close to Diet affairs say.

While the accords, which will allow Japan to export nuclear power infrastructure to those countries, are likely to be approved in the ordinary Diet session early next year or later, the delay of their approval may throw cold water on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's plan to visit in January.

The ruling camp, led by the Liberal Democratic Party, has put priority on deliberations at a House of Representatives special committee dealing with the controversial state secrecy bill, leaving insufficient time for legislative matters in the Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee.