More about this confusing plot, which Iran says it is "an American-Zionist plot." The US has put sanctions on Mahan Air (an Iranian airline that flew operatives), and wants to sanction the Central Bank of Iran.
One of my friends initially wondered if this was another US entrapment-style capture of an alleged terrorist (like too many of the "terrorist plots" have turned out to be). According to Juan Cole, that may be what happened.
Let the Iran-bashing ramp up, just like the Iraq-bashing did before we invaded. After all, the US is moving troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan.