December 9th, 2011
07:39 PM ET

Will U.S. spy technology in captured drone find its way from Iran to China?

Iran's recovery of a downed U.S. spy drone–outfitted with the most advanced stealth technology–has some concerned the contents of the drone may be shared by Iran with China, which trails the U.S. in radar-evading design. Would Iran share American secrets with China? The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations seemed confused by the question when asked by CNN's Erin Burnett.

Former secretary of defense William Cohen says there's "no question" Iran would be willing to share the technology with China–and even, perhaps, Russia.

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