The United States says Burma's military government continues to engage in religious rights violations.
In its annual religious freedom report, the U.S. State Department accused Burma's military government of destroying Muslim mosques and Christian churches.
Washington says some Burmese religious believers, including several Buddhist monks and Christian clergy, have been jailed for their faith.
In addition, the United States says Burmese Muslims face considerable discrimination, including occasional government-orchestrated or state-tolerated violence.
Officials in Burma reacted angrily to the U.S. report. They say the United States should not criticize other countries for religious intolerance because it is experiencing religious problems at home.