8A prominent Iranian religious leader threatened the United States and Israel with missile attacks just as U.S. officials and other diplomats were preparing for last-minute talks with Iran over its suspected nuclear-weapons program. The bombastic Friday sermon by Ayatollah Ali Movahedi-Kermani further inflamed tensions surrounding the talks aimed at meeting a Nov. 24 deadline for a deal to stop Iran from enriching uranium in exchange of the removal of crippling economic sanctions. In Washington, Republicans and Democrats are warning President Barack Obama against signing deal that would lift sanctions in exchange for a vague promise by Iran to stop seeking weapons-grade nuclear fuel. More